If you want to donate to a cause that spends money on programs rather than on salaries and fund-raising fees, Toys for Tots is a great place to start.
Toys for Tots puts an amazing 97% of funds directly into providing toys, books and literacy programs for children in need. Among other honors, the organization was awarded Charity Navigator’s highest 4-Star rating.
The Toys for Tots drive is now on! And happily, the group makes it easy for all of us to bring joy to children who otherwise might not receive any gifts, this holiday season.
To contribute toys, you can bring new, unwrapped gifts to any of the organization’s official drop-off locations (easily searchable by state, city, or county). Additionally, both Toys R Us and Babies R Us are program sponsors, and accept donations at any of their stores.
Want some ideas for toys to donate? Here’s the official list of toys, books, and crafts that are suggested by the organization for kids in various age groups.
To make a cash donation instead, simply click here.