EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Efforts are underway across Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts to ensure every child has a happy holiday.
Below are some toy drives being held around Southern New England.
Holiday Toy Drive: Through Dec. 20
The Middletown Police Department is seeking new, unwrapped gifts, gift cards, or monetary donations (which will be used to purchase gifts).
Donations can be dropped off at the drop-box at the Middletown Police Department at 123 Valley Road. Additional drop-boxes will be located at several school buildings around the district.
Holiday Toy Drive: Saturday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Walmart at 199 Connell Highway
New toys and gift cards accepted for ages 1-16
Holiday Toy Drive: Saturday, Dec. 10, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Officers will be collecting toys, gift cards, and non-perishable goods for families. Those looking to donate can visit Clements Market and Dollar General on Dec. 10 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The Stable’s Annual Toy Drive to Benefit Adoption Rhode Island: Sunday, Dec. 11, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: 125 Washington St. in Providence
Seeking donations of new/unwrapped toys plus gift cards to Marshall’s and Target, cutlery, pots and pans, sheets, bath towels, brooms and mops, children clothes and basic apartment needs.
The Strumdawgs rock the Tri-City Elks Annual Toy and Food Drive: Dec. 5 and 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Tri-City Lodge, 1915 West Shore Road
Bring unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items as an admission fee.
2nd Annual Memorial VA Toy Drive: Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Veterans Association of Bristol County
New and unwrapped toys accepted.
Christmas Is For Kids: Through Saturday, Dec. 10
This is a volunteer-run program that collects and gives gifts for children in Norton, Attleboro, North Attleboro, Plainville, Seekonk, and Rehoboth.
Donations and gifts can be dropped off at Norton Fire Department headquarters, located at 70 East Main St.
United Way of Greater New Bedford/New Bedford Firefighters Association
Through Wednesday, Dec. 14
Donations can be dropped off at any New Bedford fire station between 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., or virtually by using this Amazon Wishlist link as well as United Way locations across the south coast.
Annual Toy Drive: Through Monday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m.
New/unwrapped toys can be dropped off at Soares Martial Arts, located 331 State Road. All donations will be distributed by the Salvation Army in New Bedford.
Holiday Toy Drive: Through Sunday, Dec. 18
Drop off donations at Seekonk Public Safety, located at 500 Taunton Ave. All donations will go to Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
Through Friday, Dec. 16
Drop off new, unwrapped toys at Somerset police headquarters, located at 45 County St.
Six String Grill & Stage & The Muscle Movement hosting 3rd Annual Toy Drive: Sunday, Dec. 11, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Accepting new/unwrapped toys as well as monetary donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Stuff-A-Truck Toy Drive: Saturday, Dec. 10, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Dean College Stage at Patriot Place