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Help make Christmas magical for a child in foster care! Even contributing one gift helps make sure that a child in foster care receives the Christmas gift they truly want this year. However, it’s not just about making sure a child gets a Christmas gift, it’s making sure that a child knows that they are special and deserving of love and care. Thank you for being a part of Christmas joy!

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I'd like to participate in the toy drive...

Awesome! Thank you! Your participation helps make sure that kids in foster care have gifts to open at Christmas!

VIRTUAL TOY DRIVE

It’s never been easier to help make sure that kids in foster care have gifts to open at Christmastime! Simply click on the link below for the region you’d like to shop for, browse the Amazon wish list, make a purchase, and your gift will be shipped directly to the Hope & Home office you’ve selected. From there, our staff will make sure that your gift is placed into the Christmas store to be given to children in foster care.  

  • Colorado Springs, Woodland Park and Surrounding Regions (Falcon, Payton, Monument, etc.)
    • Click to shop 
    • The Amazon Wish List should auto-populate the address, but please be sure to ship your gift(s) to Hope & Home, Attn: Christmas Toy Drive, 4945 N. 30th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.
    • If you’d prefer to ship the gifts to your address first, you’re welcome to do so and then drop the gifts off to our office anytime during our office hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. 

 

  • Denver and Surrounding Regions (Littleton, Castle Rock, Parker, etc.)
    • Click to shop 
    • The Amazon Wish List should auto-populate the address, but please be sure to ship your gift(s) to Hope & Home, Attn: Christmas Toy Drive, 1201 S. Steele Street, Denver, CO 80210.
    • If you’d prefer to ship the gifts to your address first, you’re welcome to do so and then drop the gifts off to our office. However, we ask that you call 720-572-1660 before dropping off the gifts, as many of our staff members are still working remotely and there is not always someone physically at the office. 
 
  • San Luis Valley 
    • Link and details coming soon! 
 

IN-PERSON TOY DRIVE

If you’d prefer to do some in-person shopping this holiday season, you also have that option! You can either find a drop off location in your region using the lists below, or you can drop off your gift(s) directly to the office in your area. From there, our staff will make sure that your gift is placed into the Christmas Store to be given to children in foster care.  

  • Colorado Springs, Woodland Park and Surrounding Regions (Falcon, Payton, Monument, etc.)
    • Hope & Home Office Drop-Off
      • Address: 4945 N 30th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
      • Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
    • Toy Drive Host Locations Drop-Off
      • Please confirm hours with each location directly.
      • List of host locations coming soon!  
 
  • Denver and Surrounding Regions (Littleton, Castle Rock, Parker, etc.)
    • Hope & Home Office Drop-Off
      • Address: 1201 S. Steele Street, Denver, CO 80210
      • Hours: By appointment, please call 720-572-1660
    • Toy Drive Host Locations Drop-Off
      • Please confirm hours with each location directly.
      • List of host locations coming soon!  
 
  • San Luis Valley
    • Details Coming Soon! 
 

I'd like to host a toy drive...

More online information coming soon! In the meantime, please call Hope & Home at 719-575-9887, a friendly staff member is happy to talk with you about hosting a toy drive!

I'd like to give financially...

If you’d prefer to make a financial contribution to the Toy Drive, you have that option! Use the link below to make a donation to Hope & Home specifically for toys for kids in foster care. We will use your donation to purchase items for the Christmas store that are most-loved items for kids this year. Feel free to designate which region you’d like your donation to go towards in the comment section of the giving form and we will make sure your gifts go to kids in that region. You may also mail a check to 4945 N. 30th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 and write “Toy Drive” in the memo line. Thank you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Thanks for asking this question! We host a Christmas Store rather than doing wishes for a variety of reasons.

1. We know that the foster parents caring for children know the small likes and dislikes, wishes and hopes of the children in their care the very best. We want the gifts for children in foster care to be picked out with love and the personality of each child in mind.  

2. At any given time, we have over 200 children in care with our foster families. The goal of foster care is reunification with biological parents, or placement with a relative. That means that children are constantly coming and going. It isn’t possible to coordinate that number of wishes and ensure that no child would get left out. At the same time, children are constantly entering foster care. Statistically, the holidays are a more stressful time for families, and often we receive calls for homes for children right before, and even on, Christmas. With a Christmas store, we can make sure that even if a child enters foster care on Christmas Day we can help make sure they still have gifts to open.

Kids in foster care! Local children in foster care are the recipients of your donation to the toy drive. Not only that, but donations to the Christmas Store also help local foster parents who are working hard to navigate the holidays with the children in their care and help them feel truly special during the Christmas season. Many foster parents reflect that they often don’t feel isolated and seeing the gifts in the Christmas Store remind them that they are not alone and that there are many others out there who are supporting them! 

Please do not wrap your gift! Since your item will be placed into the Christmas Store it is easier for our families to shop if they can see what’s inside. If you’d like to donate new gift bags or tissue paper, we do set up a wrapping station for parents to wrap the gifts after they’ve selected the perfect gifts!

Absolutely! We will take any amount of new toys that you are willing to donate.

There are children in the foster care system ages 0-18 and we have children of all ages in the care of our families so gifts for all ages are welcome.

All gifts are placed in a Christmas Store for families to shop in the days leading up to Christmas. They will pick out special items for the children in their home to be opened at Christmastime! Any leftover gifts are shared with children in foster care throughout the rest of the year so they will absolutely still reach a child. 

Please refer to the location where you picked up your tag or the location partnering with us through a toy drive. They may ask you to have your gifts dropped off at their location by a particular date. If you are dropping off gifts or mailing them to any of our offices, please ensure they reach us no later than December 17th (earlier is very helpful though as well!). 

Unfortunately, due to confidentiality surrounding children in foster care we cannot disclose who receives your gift, but please know that it was received with joy!

We only place brand new items into the Christmas Store. Children in foster care so often receive “leftovers” and second-hand items and it is important that they receive brand new items at Christmas. It’s not about the item being new, it’s about communicating to each child that they are not forgotten, that they are valued, and that they are deserving of love and care.

We do accept donations of used (please ensure they are in like-new condition) clothing, shoes, infant/toddler equipment, etc. throughout the year in order to share those items with families as they are needed. We are happy to accept your donation of used items for those purposes. 

Great question! Below are some of the most-picked out items! 

  • any “trendy” item: if it’s on the wish list of your child or grandchild, chances are it’s on the wish list of our kids too! 
  • craft kits, art kits, science kits, etc. 
  • electronic items: kindles, games, headphones, mp3 players
  • personal care items for teens: straighteners, hairdryers, spa kits, makeup, etc.  
  • dolls and action figures (especially dolls of various ethnicities) 
  • building sets/blocks (especially legos!) 
  • sporting goods, basketballs, footballs, etc. 
  • board games for a variety of ages
  • gift cards to Target, WalMart, Amazon, fast food ($5, $10, $25, $50) Please no amounts larger than $50/gift card

Absolutely! We accept donations year round, and are incredibly grateful for any new items, regardless of the season! 

Yes, you are welcome to make a financial contribution to support the ongoing work of Hope & Home. You can make a financial donation online at hopeandhome.org/donate

We are especially in need of gifts for kids ages 10 and up! See the gift ideas question above for some great gift ideas! This age also really enjoys shopping for themselves, so while a gift card may not be the most fun gift to pick out, it’s definitely one that you can be sure a tween or teen will be excited to receive! 

Great! Please feel free to call Hope & Home at 719-575-9887. If you’re in the Denver region ask for Spencer, if you’re in the Colorado Springs region ask for Meegan, and if you’re in the San Luis Valley ask for Annie. Thank you!