UPDATED! How To Sign Up for Toys for Tots in Western Pennsylvania – 2016 Edition

Here’s my annual roundup of toy distribution resources for Western Pennsylvania. Many Toys for Tots enrollment deadlines are right around the corner while other sites have not yet posted. Please share this information with anyone you know who may need assistance with toys this holiday season.

I will update this post as more information becomes available.

Allegheny (Northern Allegheny, Northwestern Westmoreland and Armstrong Counties)

Allegheny (Southern)

  • Enrollment: There is no enrollment. Simply be at the distribution with the required paperwork. Open House distribution for Toys for Tots is December 9th and 10th 2016 the location is Guardian Storage in the Strip District (2839 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222).
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
Armstrong
  • See Allegheny Northeastern.
Beaver
Bedford
Blair (Blair, N. Cambria, Jefferson and Indiana county residents)
Butler
Cambria
  • See Blair County information
Cameron
  • Not covered by Toys for Tots.
Clarion
Clearfield
Crawford
Elk
  • Not covered by Toys for Tots.
Erie
Fayette
Greene
Forest
  • Not covered by Toys for Tots.
Jefferson
Indiana
Lawrence
McKean
  • Not covered by Toys for Tots.
Mercer
  • Enrollment: Each site will be open at the following times: 9:00am – noon, 1:00pm – 3:00pm,  5:00pm – 8:00pmMonday, November 7, 2016
    Shenango Valley Mall
    Community Room  (back of the Mall)
    3303 East State Street
    Hermitage, PA 16148Tuesday, November 8, 2016
    Greenville Elks Lodge
    28 South Mercer Street
    Greenville, PA 16125Wednesday, November 9, 2016
    Grace Methodist Church
    210 South Braod Street
    Grove City, PA 16127

    Thursday, November 10, 2016
    Mercer VFW Post 9536
    423 South Erie Street
    Mercer, PA 16137

    Friday, November 11, 2016
    Shenango Valley Mall
    Community Room (back of the mall)
    3303 East State Street
    Hermitage, PA 16148

  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
Somerset
  • Enrollment
    October 12 and 13, 2016
    9 AM to 12 PM and 1PM to 3 PM
    Confluence Church
    521 Hughurt Street
    Confluence PA 15424October 17 and 18, 2016
    9 AM to 2 PM
    The Family Care Center
    192 Smith Avenue
    Salisbury PA 15552October 19 and 20, 2016
    10 AM to 2 PM
    The Salvation Army
    334 West Main Street Suite 100
    Somerset PA 15501October 18 and 19, 2016
    10 AM to 3 PM
    Service Coordinators Office
    500 Village Way
    Somerset PA 15501
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
Venango
Warren
Washington (North)
Washington (South)
Westmoreland (North)
  • Enrollment:  MCL, 838 Pittsburgh Street, Springdale, PA 15144

November 19 from 1 to 5 PM
December 2 from 3 to 7 PM
December 3 from 1 to 5 PM

Westmoreland (South)

UPDATED! Another great resource is Play It Forward which collects & distributes gently used toys. They typically collect now through their mid-December distribution date. Play It Forward is also very LGBTQ friendly. Each family is invited to take up to 3 toys and 3 books per child for FREE. Play it Forward Pittsburgh Saturday, December 17, 2016 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Low Income Heating Assistance Program Opens on November 1, 2016 in Pennsylvania. Visit the website for all of the details to register. Read this excellent post from 2015 about reasons to apply for LIHEAP.

Pennsylvania 211 also offers referrals to community based resources.

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