7 Long Beach Toy Drives to Spread the Holiday Cheer


Updated: Nov. 30 at 4:23pm to add Legends' Sports Bar's toy drive.

During the holidays, one of the things that brings us the most joy is seeing a smile on a child’s face when he or she unwraps a new toy. But unfortunately, not all families have access to the funds or gifts that make the holidays special. That’s where you come in! Whether it’s through a local business, nonprofit, or civil service, Long Beach offers many toy drives that you can participate in to help others in need.

7th Annual Long Beach Ronald McDonald House Toy Drive

WHEN: December 3-12 | 9:00am-6:00pm

WHERE: Ronald McDonald House | 500 E 27th St, Long Beach, CA 90806

WHAT: The Ronald McDonald House offers housing, resources, and support for families with children being treated at Miller Children’s Hospital. From Dec. 3 through Dec. 12, bring new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages to enjoy. Your donation will give the families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House a wonderful reason to celebrate the holidays. Learn more: https://rmhcsc.org/longbeach/events/view/325

Spark Of Love Toy Drive

WHEN: December 3-12 | 9:00am-6:00pm

WHERE: Long Beach fire stations and local businesses

WHAT: Now in its 26th year, the Spark of Love Toy Drive collects new, unwrapped toys, sports equipment, clothes, and school supplies for thousands of children and teenagers across Southern California. By donating toys to one of the local collection sites in Long Beach, including any fire station, you’ll continue a tradition that has lasted for nearly three decades. Learn more and help continue the tradition: http://www.longbeach.gov/fire/community-outreach/special-programs/spark-of-love-toy-drive/

The Laugh Factory (Benefitting Miller Children’s Hospital)

WHEN: Now-December 22 | 11:00am-6:00pm

WHERE: Long Beach Laugh Factory | 151 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

WHAT: This year, the Long Beach Laugh Factory is hosting a toy drive that will benefit Miller Children’s Hospital. Through Dec. 22, the box office will be accepting donations and any unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more will receive a complimentary admission ticket. That’s right—you’ll receive a FREE night of laughter for helping others. For more information, email lbevents@laughfactory.com.

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