How to Request Toys for Tots in Western Pennsylvania in 2021

This is our annual (9+ year) round-up of Toys for Tots programs in Western Pennsylvania for 2021. 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.
  • COVID-19 vaccination requirements are unclear, but every distribution requires a mask. Bring a mask.

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 their donation page.

You MUST sign up!  You may EITHER receive a prepackaged Holiday Box for your family OR shop in person. Sign up will go Live on November 15, 2021.

Holiday Box Pick Up –
Friday, December 17, 2021

Holiday Shopping In Person –
Saturday, December 18, 2021


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)

  • Online application at https://tarentum-pa.toysfortots.org
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
  • Applications accepted from individuals October 1- November 23, 2020.
  • Once you apply you will need to write down your control number as this will be used for you to check your applcation and to pick up your gifts.
    Please check your email offen as emails will be sent with Info. PLEASE only apply once and Only the parents or legal guardian can apply for toys for tots
  • Contact person; Jennifer Neilen 724-462-6998
  • Facebook will be updated most often
  • If you do not receive a email by December 10th with date and time of pick up please email tarentum.pa@toysfortots.org

Allegheny (Southern)

Allegheny (Northwestern) and Beaver counties
  • Enrollment by email only because of COVD-19.  DEADLINE Applications will be accepted til November 13.
  • 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 BC-NAC@toysfortots.org and 724 318 2354
 
Armstrong
  • See Allegheny Northeastern.
Beaver
Bedford
  • Enrollment information posted on Facebook page.
  • Thursday, October 21 – Sign up at Everett Free Library – 2 PM – 7 PM
    137 E Main St, Everett, PA 15537
    Saturday, October 23 – Sign up at Saxton Martin General Store – 10 AM – 3 PM
    533 Main Street, Saxton, PA 16678
    Friday, October 29 – Sign up at Bedford Library – 2 PM – 6 PM
    240 South Wood Street, Bedford PA 15522
    Saturday, October 30 – Sign up at Schellsburg Subway – 11AM – 3 PM
    3966 Lincoln Hwy Suite 102, Schellsburg, PA 15559
    Monday, November 1 – Sign up at Loysburg Subway Restaurant – 5 PM – 9 PM
    2108 Woodbury Pike, Loysburg, PA 16659
    Thursday, November 4 – Sign up at Everett Free Library – 2 PM – 7 PM
    137 E Main St, Everett, PA 15537
    Saturday, November 6 – Sign up at Saxton Martin General Store – 10 AM – 3 PM
    533 Main Street, Saxton, PA 16678
    Tuesday, November 9 – Sign up at The Hornet’s Nest – 4 PM – 8 PM
    133 Washington St, Hyndman, PA 15545
    Friday, November 12 – LAST Sign up at Bedford Library – 2 PM – 6 PM
    240 South Wood 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.
  • toys will be handed out December 8,9,10 2021
  • 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
  • Accepting toy request starting October 15th, 2021 by phone 10am to 3pm or you may leave a message on either phone before or after those hours  Monday through Fridays the Phone numbers are: (814)-761-2689 or (814)-577-8778 or you can do an online request at Toys for tots .org.   Toy requests will end December 1st, 2021.
  • Please fill online request form or call (814)761-0393 or (814)577-8778.
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
Crawford
Elk
  • Not covered by Toys for Tots.
Erie
Fayette
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 – Director  Family Care Ministries
    City Rescue Mission
    319 S. Croton Avenue
    New Castle, PA  16103-0965
    Phone: 724-652-4321 ext. 119
    Fax: 724-652-4922

    OR

    The Salvation Army
    240 W. Grant Street
    New Castle, PA  16103
    Phone: 724-652-7921

  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
McKean
  • Not covered by Toys for Tots.
Mercer
  • Enrollment:
  • Monday, November 8, 2021 at the Shenango Valley Mall Community Room 11am-7pm
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Mercer VFW 432 South Erie Street, Mercer, PA  9am-1pm, 3pm-7pm
    Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Thiel College Chapel, 94 College Ave, Greenville, PA 11am-7pm
    Friday, November 12, 2021 at Shenango Valley Mall Community Room 11am-7pm
  • If you signed up in person in November, Toy Pick-up is Thursday, December 16th, 2021 from 2:00pm-7:00pm or Friday, December 17th, 2021from 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
Somerset
Venango
  • Registration will begin Nov 1 for toys and will run all month long for any Venango County child age 0-12.
  • Walk in registration will take place on the following dates: November 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 9 am to noon at the Oil City VFW, 2 Relief St., Oil City, PA

    Online registration begins Nov 1 and lasts through the end of November at http://oil-city-pa.toysfortots.org

    Distribution day is planned for Saturday, Dec 11.

  • Email: oil.city.pa@toysfortots.org
  • Phone: 814-677-4402
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
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  15301

    We will be in the hallway right outside the entrance to Rural King.

  • Local Coordinating Officer: Michael PallescoEmail: toysfortots_1@msn.com
    Phone: 724-225-2087
Washington (South)
Westmoreland (North)
Westmoreland (South)
  • WESTMORELAND TOYS FOR TOTS SIGN-UP LOCATIONS

    Greensburg & Latrobe Dates and Times

    (Westmoreland Mall Upper Level Center Court)

    Saturday November 20th  –  10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Sunday November 21st  –  11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday November 27th  –  10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Sunday November 28th  –  11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Irwin Dates and Times

    (Calvary Church (Church Foyer) – 8653 Pennsylvania Ave behind Kohls)

    Saturday November 20th  –  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Saturday November 21st  –  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Sunday November 28th  –  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Friday December 3rd  –  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Cook Twp dates and times

    (Cook twp. Community Center – Rt. 711 Stahlstown)

    Saturday November 20th – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Sunday November 21st – 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Wednesday December 8th – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Scottdale Dates and times

    (New Hope Alliance Church – 229 Pittsburgh St, Scottdale)

    Thursday November 18th  –  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Monday November  22nd  –  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Trafford dates and times

    (Christian Life Church – Rt. 130 across from Trafford B.Y. Park)

    Sunday November 20th  –  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Sunday December 5th  –  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
  • Facebook page

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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