As the holiday season begins, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings has launched the 2022 Orange County Mayor’s Toy Drive. Now in its 12th year, the Toy Drive has collected over 65,000 gifts that directly benefit local youth. Last year, the drive collected more than 9,500 toys and serviced Orange County Neighborhood Centers for Families and 17 other local organizations.
As the community continues to recover from the effects of recent storms, many local families are in need this year.
The Orange County Mayor’s Toy Drive serves children and youth, from infants through teens. Officials ask to please include extra items where appropriate – for example, batteries with electronic toys, or crayons with a coloring book. Orange County is not able to accept cash, gift cards or plush toys.
Local residents are encouraged to purchase new, unwrapped toys or gifts to support the Orange County Mayor’s Toy Drive. For safety and convenience, donations can be made online through Tuesday, December 6th; or toys can be dropped off at one of the 21-countywide collection sites through Monday, December 12th.
The online shopping option is a contactless donation option, allowing donors to purchase items for the Mayor’s Toy Drive from their phones or computer. All donations ship to the Orange County holiday warehouse.
Online shopping through Orange County’s partner Roonga is available through Tuesday, December 6th and in-person donations will be accepted through Monday, December 12th.
Visit the Orange County Mayor’s Toy Drive online for a full list of suggested toys and gifts for various age groups.