Host a Drive

Host a Drive

At our current service level, Birthday Wishes provides over 500 toys every month. Your group can make a difference by donating new, unwrapped children’s toys. Birthday Wishes has Toy Drive wish lists, collection boxes and flyers available. We are especially in need of toddler toys and teen gifts.

Please keep in mind that gifts should be appropriate for children who may not have access to a computer, yard, bath tub, oven or window/sills of their own. If a toy requires batteries, please include the appropriate type with your gift(s).

There are four easy steps to hosting a collection drive: plan, promote, collect & deliver. Click here to view the items we cannot accept.

Plan Your Drive

Decide on what to collect – party supplies, party decorations or birthday gifts. Make sure all decorations and party items are birthday-themed, brand new and in original packaging.

Decide when you will plan your drive and how long it will last.

Decide where it will be held (your school, church or temple, local business or special event).


Let everyone know what you are collecting and who your drive is benefiting.

Post signs with collection details around your school, church or temple, business or event.

Use social media to spread the word.

Send an article to your local newspaper – many publications welcome nonprofit events/programs.

Collect Party Supplies & Gifts

Find a few large cardboard boxes and wrap them in fun birthday-themed paper or request collection boxes from Birthday Wishes. Attach a sign including all the details of your drive including the Birthday Wishes logo!


Host a Drive Guidelines