How to Request Toys for Tots in Western Pennsylvania in 2022

This is our annual (10+ year) round-up of Toys for Tots programs in Western Pennsylvania for 2022. 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 may 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 14, 2022.

  • This year, you MUST sign up to receive toys.  During sign up, you will have the option to choose a PREPACKAGED BOX (Friday, December 16, 2022) that will be filled by our volunteers based on your wish list, OR you may come and shop IN PERSON (Saturday, December 17, 2022).   Recipients must sign up for the distribution in order to be on the list to receive items.
  • Signs ups will be on a first-come first come basis. Sign ups will open on Monday, November 14, 2022.  Half of the slots will open at 9am and the other half will open at 9pm to allow for varying schedules.   Additional sign up slots may become available if the number of donated items permits

Toys for Tots

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, 2022.
  • 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)

  • Enrollment: There is no enrollment. Simply be at the distribution with the required paperwork. Open House distribution for Toys for Tots is TBA. Location will be announced on December 11. ** Note Change – two distribution dates
  • October 14th – When nonprofits are able to submit requests for toys.
  • November 14th – Last day for nonprofits to submit for toy requests.
  • December 13th – Final day for drop off sites to donate toys.
  • December 14th – Final day for nonprofits to receive toys. 
  • December 15th and December 16th – Will be FAMILY ONLY distribution dates. Families wanting toys will be able to come by the warehouse December 15th-16th for Family Distribution Day! Address will be posted on the Family Request Page December 14th!
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
  • Follow on Facebook for updates

Allegheny (Northwestern) and Beaver counties

  • Enrollment by email only because of COVD-19.  DEADLINE Applications will be accepted til November 4. It may be opened again depending upon resources.
  • The age limit is birth to 12 years old. 
  • You must be the biological parent to apply for the child.
  • 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 official 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.
  • ]Tuesday, October 25 – Sign up at The Hornet’s Nest – 4 PM – 8 PM 133 Washington St, Hyndman, PA 15545
  • Friday, October 28 – Sign up at Bedford Library – 1 PM – 6 PM 240 South Wood Street, Bedford PA 15522
  • Saturday, October 29 – Sign up at Saxton Martin General Store – 10 AM – 2 PM 533 Main Street, Saxton, PA 16678
  • Monday, October 31 – Sign up at Loysburg Subway Restaurant – 5 PM – 9 PM 2108 Woodbury Pike, Loysburg, PA 16659
  • Thursday, November 3 – Sign up at Everett Free Library – 2 PM – 7 PM 137 E Main St, Everett, PA 15537
  • Saturday, November 5 – Sign up at Schellsburg Subway – 11AM – 2 PM 3966 Lincoln Hwy Suite 102, Schellsburg, PA 15559
  • Monday, November 7 – Sign up at Bedford Library – 1 PM – 6 PM 240 South Wood Street, Bedford PA 15522
  • Thursday, November 10 – Sign up at Everett Free Library – 2 PM – 7 PM 137 E Main St, Everett, PA 15537
  • Saturday, November 12 – LAST Sign up at Saxton Martin General Store – 10 AM – 2 PM 533 Main Street, Saxton, PA 16678
  • 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 2022 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 14-16, 2022
  • 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

  • Toy requests start October 1st, 2022 and run until December 1st, 2022.
  • Please make sure you give Name, Birthdate, male or female & at least 2 phone numbers so they can call and set up your time and date for your pick up.
  • Please fill online request form or call (814)761-0393 or (814)577-8778.
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.

Crawford

October 17- October 19
NOVEMBER 28- November 30

1305 SOUTH MAIN ST. MEADVILLE, PA
(LOCATED IN THE BACK LOT OF THE VANTAGE BUILDING)

TITUSVILLE REGISTRATION 
NOVEMBER 19th
9am-12pm
Moose Family Center
614 W. Central Ave Titusville, Pa 

Elk

  • Not covered by Toys for Tots.

Erie

Fayette

  • Application Dates Nov 7-8, 2022.
  • Distribution December 19-20, 2022

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:
  • Community applications will only be taken in person and at the following locations and times: 
  • Monday, November 7, 2022 at the Shenango Valley Mall Community Room 11am-7pm
    Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at Mercer VFW 432 South Erie Street, Mercer, PA  9am-1pm, 3pm-7pm
    Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Thiel College Chapel, 94 College Ave, Greenville, PA 11am-7pm
    Friday, November 11, 2022
     at Shenango Valley Mall Community Room 11am-7pm
  • You must bring a photo ID and birth certificate or medical card for each child you are signing up from 1 year old to 12 years old. 
  • NO ONLINE OR PHONE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Somerset

Venango

  • Registration will be Oct 1- Nov 30 for toys and will run all month long for any Venango County child age 0-12.
  • There are 2 ways to register. There will be online registration as well as walk in registration.
  • Walk in registration will take place on the following dates: November 5, 12, & 19, 2022 from 9 am to 11:00 am  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 for registered families will be Saturday, 12-10-22 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Oil City VFW. 

Warren

  • October 12, 13, 14 and November 25 & 26, 2022 at the Marine Corps League Home (2355 Jackson Avenue Warren), from 1:00-5:00
  • Children and parents/guardians must reside in Warren County
  • Please bring children’s social security card.  *If you do not have your child’s social security card, there is time to obtain it before the final sign up.*
  • Children’s age limit is 16
  • These are the ONLY sign-up times/dates and NO phone/email applications will be accepted
  • TOY PICK UP IS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 3rd AND 10th, 9:00-1:00, PER YOUR SIGN UP PAPER AT PENDLETON MARINE CORPS LEAGUE, 2355 JACKSON AVENUE, PHONE: 723-4913.
  • PLEASE REMAIN IN VEHICLE FOR TOY PICKUP. TOYS WILL BE BROUGHT TO YOUR VEHICLE. PLEASE BRING YOUR PICK UP SLIP. 

Washington (North)

  • Registration for toys, for Washington County residents ONLY, will be held every Saturday in November, 2018 from 10am to 4pm
  • Come 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
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.

Washington (South)

  • FORMS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL NOV. 19TH.
  • Go to the nearest location for a Toys for Tots form to register: 
  • Donora Walfare Office – Donora
  • Herman Bigi’s Office – Charleroi
  • Davies Ford – Charleroi
  • Bill’s Golfland – Belle Vernon/Rostraver (Route 51) 
  • Dierkens Pharmacy- Monongahela (next to Sheetz)
  • Standard Pharmacy – Belle Vernon – Broad Ave
  • Medicine Shop – Bentleyville
  • Brownsville Ameican Legion – Brownsville 
  • Show proof of any Social Program of Assistance 
  • Toys for Tots give away day is on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021 Location:  Stockdale Fire Department  316 Railroad Street
     Stockdale, PA 15486 
  • NO FORMS will be available at the door the day of distribution. 
  • Merry Christmas
  • Wally Fronzaglio, TFT Coordinator 
    Phone : 724-379-8888
    Email:  wallyf@verizon.net 
  • Enrollment: MR. Wally Fronzaglio Email: donora.pa@toysfortots.org Phone: 724-379-8888
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
  • Facebook page

Westmoreland (North)

  • Applications will be received only ONLINE . Online  Applications will be received starting October 1st, 2022 and the deadline to apply will be November 23rd , 2022.  You will receive a confirmation email when you apply with a control number it may go to spam or junk  so please check there. 
  • Approval/disapproval emails containing the date, time and location for toy pickups will go out the week of  November 23rd. 
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
  • Facebook page

Westmoreland (South)

  • Greensburg Dates and Times
  • (Westmoreland Mall Upper-Level Center Court)
  • Saturday November 19th  –  10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday November 20th  –  11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday November 26th  –  10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday November 27th  –  11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Latrobe Dates and Times
  • (Latrobe Elks Golf Club – 115 Elks Club Rd Latrobe, PA 15650)
  • Saturday November 5th  –  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday November 12th  –  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Irwin Dates and Times
  • (Calvary Church (Church Foyer) – 8653 Pennsylvania Ave behind Kohls)
  • Saturday November 19th  –  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday November 20th  –  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Sunday November 27th  –  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Friday December 2nd  –  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Cook Twp dates and times
  • (Cook twp. Community Center – Rt. 711 Stahlstown)
  • Saturday November 19th – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Sunday November 20th – 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday December 7th – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Scottdale Dates and times
  • (New Hope Alliance Church – 229 Pittsburgh St, Scottdale)
  • Thursday November 17th  –  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Monday November  21st  –  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Trafford dates and times
  • (Christian Life Church – Rt. 130 across from Trafford B.Y. Park)
  • Sunday November 27th  –  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm’
  • Saturday December 3rd  –  2:00 pm – 4:00 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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