How to Request Toys for Tots in Western Pennsylvania in 2020 – UPDATED

This is our annual (8+ year) round-up of Toys for Tots programs in Western Pennsylvania for 2020. 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. A few other things to bear in mind

  • COVID-19 social distancing rules will apply so everyone in your group will need to wear masks and possibly be asked to have your temperature taken. This will impact everything from waiting in lines to pickup times.
  • Click through to your county link and triple check the information.
  • If you can find a Facebook page, I suggest liking it and checking regularly if there are COVID-19 updates.

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 To Be Announced. 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.

If you cut and paste from this list, please include the link to the original post, thank you.

Allegheny (Northeastern Allegheny, Northwestern Westmoreland and Armstrong Counties)

UPDATED!

Allegheny (Southern)

Allegheny (Northwestern) and Beaver counties
  • Enrollment by email only because of COVD-19.  DEADLINE November 1, 2020
  • Please e-mail the following
    Complected application (  this can be found here ) your photo ID of some type verification the children are yours….their birth certificates, welfare papers… any type of offical papers stating your name with your child name & their birth dates current address section of a bill verifying your name & current address.  Please make sure you include a current phone & an e-mail.
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
  • Send all information to [email protected] and 724 318 2354
 
Armstrong
  • See Allegheny Northeastern.
Beaver
Bedford
  • Enrollment information posted on Facebook page.
  • Tuesday, October 20 – Sign ups at Everett Free Library – 2 PM – 7 PM – 137 E Main St, Everett, PA 15537
    Thursday, October 22 – Sign ups at The Eatery – 2 PM – 7 PM -113 W Pitt St, Bedford, PA 15522
    Saturday, October 24 – Sign ups at Saxton Martin General Store – 10 AM – 3 PM -533 Main Street, Saxton, PA 16678
    Tuesday, October 27 – Sign ups at The Hornet’s Nest – 4 PM – 8 PM -133 Washington St, Hyndman, PA 15545
    Thursday, October 29 – Sign ups at Loysburg Subway Restaurant – 5 PM – 9 PM- 2108 Woodbury Pike, Loysburg, PA 16659
    Saturday, October 31 – Sign ups at Schellsburg Subway – 11AM – 3 PM- 3966 Lincoln Hwy Suite 102, Schellsburg, PA 15559
    Thursday, November 5 – Sign ups at The Eatery – 2 PM – 7 PM-113 W Pitt St, Bedford, PA 15522
    Saturday, November 7 – Sign ups at Saxton Martin General Store – 10 AM – 3 PM- 533 Main Street, Saxton, PA 16678
    Tuesday, November 10 –LAST Sign up at Everett Free Library – 2 PM – 7 PM- 137 E Main St, Everett, PA 15537
    Rear of 220 South Thomas Street, Bedford, PA 15522
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
  • Follow on Facebook for updates
Blair (Blair, N. Cambria, Jefferson and Indiana county residents)
Butler
  • Enrollment: Registration for 2020 will be on-line October 1-November 30
  • Go here to complete the form and click submit. PRINT your copy or screenshot it to take with you for the distribution. This will respond with the time and day for you to come pick up.
  • Distribution – There will only be only 1 PERSON to come to pick up toys. Come 5 min before your time no sooner then that.  NO CHILDREN allowed to be present either. You must have a mask and gloves. If we allow parents to pick toys there will be no touching or handling the toys. You will have 10 minutes to select and be done.
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
  • Location TBA
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
Elk
  • Not covered by Toys for Tots.
Erie
Fayette
  • These dates are tentative as per Governor Wolf’s or the Courts Orders due to Covid 19 Face MASK/SHIELD are required.Temperatures will be Taken.
  • Date: Monday and Tuesday, 9th & 10th November 2020
    Time: 10 AM to 5:00 PM Both days
    Location: Uniontown Mall, Uniontown, PA
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
Greene
Forest
  • Not covered by Toys for Tots.
Jefferson
Indiana (N. Cambria, Indiana, Jefferson, and Blair counties) 
Lawrence
  • Contact: The Lawrence County Toys for Tots are distributed through the City Rescue Mission Family Care Ministries, and The Salvation Army. Application to receive toys can be made by contacting one of the following.
    Linda Krumpe Phone: 724-652-4321 ext. 119 or Salvation Army Phone: 724-652-7921
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
McKean
  • Not covered by Toys for Tots.
Mercer
  • Enrollment:
  • Monday, November 2, 2020 at the Shenango Valley Mall Community RoomTuesday, November 3, 2020 at Mercer VFW 432 South Erie Street, Mercer, PA
    Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Greenville American Legion, 278 Main Street, Greenville, PA
    Friday, November 6, 2020 at Shenango Valley Mall Community RoomSign up times at all locations are as follows:
    9am-11am
    1pm-3pm
    5pm-8pm
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
Somerset
Venango
Warren
Washington (North)
  • Enrollment: Registration for toys, for Washington County residents ONLY, will be held every Saturday in November, 2018 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
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.

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