How to request Toys for Tots in Western Pennsylvania in 2019

This is our annual (7+ year) round-up of Toys for Tots programs in Western Pennsylvania for 2019. I’ve done my best to sort through the available information and provide you what you may need to know. PLEASE click through to the applicable link to doublecheck the details. I will update as information becomes available.

Some of the Toys for Tots pages are harsh and regimented. Others are heavy on Christian themes. Some are pretty respectful and dignified. I wish I could make it more respectful and dignified for everyone. Also, I cannot confirm that these projects are LGBTQ friendly/affirming. Some are affiliated with the Salvation Army or other faith-based organizations. So proceed with that in mind.

One thing I noticed is that most of the projects have cut back hours, enrollment times, toys that will be distributed, etc.

Please share this information with anyone who may need it and share it soon – some counties have cutoff dates in late October. Share in groups, share on pages, share via private email. People need accurate information.

Please note that the Play It Forward project is another option. We’ll do a separate post on their organization. Their distribution is Saturday December 14 at the David Lawrence Convention Center. This project CAN be confirmed as LGBTQ welcoming and affirming. If you have items to donate, I very much suggest you consider Play It Forward. Here is there donation page. 


When you visit the Toys for Tots websites, you can search by County. Be sure to click on the Request a Toy OR About Toys For Tots > Local and National News links if you don’t see information on the homepage. Poke around to find a phone number or email address.

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 18-19th, 9 am – 7 pm. Location will be announced on December 11.  ** Note Change – two distribution dates
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
Allegheny (Northwestern) and Beaver counties
  • Enrollment
    • Saturday October 5            1 pm – 4 pm           Baden Methodist Church, Dippold Avenue, Baden
    • Monday October 7         10 am – 3:30 pm         Ambridge Boro Building, 601 11th Street, Ambridge
    • Monday October 14        10 am – 3:30 pm        Ambridge Boro Building, 601 11th Street, Ambridge
    • Friday October 18          4 pm – 7 pm            Baden Methodist Church, Dippold Avenue, Baden
    • Monday October 21         10 am – 3:30 pm      Ambridge Boro Building, 601 11th Street, Ambridge
    • Friday October 25         4 pm – 7 pm             Baden Methodist Church, Dippold Avenue, Baden
    • Saturday  October 26            1pm – 4 pm            Baden Methodist Church, Dippold Avenue, Baden
    • Monday October 28         10 am – 3:30 pm      Ambridge Boro Building, 601 11th Street, Ambridge
 
Armstrong
  • See Allegheny Northeastern.
Beaver
  • See Allegheny Northwestern
Bedford
  • Enrollment information posted on Facebook page.
  • Saturday, October 19 – Sign ups at Bedford Ambulance Building – 10AM – 3 PM
    130 West Vondersmith Ave, Bedford, PA 15522
    Thursday, October 24 – Sign ups at Subway Restaurant – 5 PM – 9 PM
    2108 Woodbury Pike, Loysburg, PA 16659
    Saturday, October 26 – Sign ups at Saxton Martin General Store – 10 AM – 3 PM
    533 Main Street, Saxton, PA 16678
    Tuesday, October 29 – Sign ups at The Hornet’s Nest – 4 PM – 8 PM
    133 Washington St, Hyndman, PA 15545
    Saturday, November 2 – Sign ups at Bedford Ambulance Building – 10AM – 3 PM
    130 West Vondersmith Ave, Bedford, PA 15522
    Thursday, November 7 – Sign ups at Everett Free Library – 3 PM – 7 PM
    137 E Main St, Everett, PA 15537
    Saturday, November 9 – Sign ups at Schellsburg Subway – 11AM – 3 PM
    3966 Lincoln Hwy Suite 102, Schellsburg, PA 15559
    Tuesday, November 12 – ***LAST*** Sign up at Blair Family Solutions – 5 PM – 9 PM
    Rear of 220 South Thomas Street, Bedford, PA 15522
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link. 
Blair (Blair, N. Cambria, Jefferson and Indiana county residents)
Butler
Cambria North (If you live North of West Taylor, Middle Taylor, East Conemaugh, Franklin, Ehrnfeld, Willmore, and Portage)
  • See Blair County information
Cambria South (and Somerset County)
 
Cameron
  • Not covered by Toys for Tots.
Clarion
  • See Butler County.
Clearfield
Crawford
  • Enrollment:OCTOBER 14th, 15th & 16th/// NOVEMBER 20th, 21st & 22nd 2019 TIME 9AM-5PM
    1305 SOUTH MAIN ST. MEADVILLE, PA
    (LOCATED IN THE LOBBY OF THE VANTAGE HEALTH CARE BUILDING)TITUSVILLE AREA RESIDENTS
    NOVEMBER 16 TIME 9am-1pm
    Moose Lodge 614 West Central Avenue
    Titusville, Pa
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
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 – 8:00pm

Monday, November 4, 2019

Shenango Valley Mall
Community Room  (back of the Mall)
3303 East State Street
Hermitage, PA 16148

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Mercer VFW
432 South Erie St
Mercer, PA 16137

Thursday, November 7, 2019
American Legion
278 Main St
Greenville, PA 16125

Friday, November 8, 2019
Shenango Valley Mall
Community Room (back of the mall)
3303 East State Street
Hermitage, PA 16148

Somerset
Venango
Warren
Washington (North)
  • Enrollment: Registration for toys, for Washington County residents ONLY, will be held every Saturday in November,  from 10am to 4pmCome to the Washington Crown Center Mall at 1500 West Chestnut St.
    Washington, Pa  15301We will be in the hallway right outside the entrance to Rural King.
  • Local Coordinating Officer: Michael PallescoEmail: [email protected]
    Phone: 724-225-2087
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
Washington (South)
Westmoreland (North)
Westmoreland (South)

If you have information on other programs, please email me or leave a comment. I’ll update this post throughout the holidays.