How to Request Toys For Tots in Western Pennsylvania 2023

Toys for Tots Pennsylvania

This is our annual (12 years) round-up of Toys for Tots programs in Western Pennsylvania for 2023. 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 double check 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.

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
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
  • Applications accepted from individuals October 1- November 23, 2023.
  • 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

Allegheny (Southern)

Allegheny (Northwestern) and Beaver counties

  • Enrollment by email only because of COVD-19.  DEADLINE SINGLE Family Applications will open on September 25, 2023. The goal is to leave them open until November 10, 2023 however that date may change with out notice
  • 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 and 724 318 2354


  • See Allegheny Northeastern.


  • SINGLE Family Applications (click the “request a toy” box)
  • will open on
  • September 25, 2023. 
  • The goal is to leave them open until November 10, 2023 however that date may change with out notice
  • Facebook page


  • Enrollment information posted on Facebook page.
  • Applicants MUST:
    *Be a resident of Bedford County, PA
    *Children must be aged 0 to 14
    *Person applying must have custody of the children and must be present to sign up
    *Attend a sign-up event listed below and provide the following at the time of sign up:
              – Proof of current address
              – Current Identification for adults and children. IDs can include Benefits Verification Form, Student IDs,
                     Birth Certificates, etc. NO Social Security Cards.
              – Documents must be the original. No copies, pictures, or handwritten documents.

    Friday, October 27 – Sign up at Bedford Library – 1 PM – 6 PM
                                            240 South Wood Street, Bedford PA 15522
    Saturday, October 28 – Sign up at Saxton Martin General Store – 10 AM – 2 PM
                                            533 Main Street, Saxton, PA 16678
    Friday, November 3 – Sign up at Bedford Library – 1 PM – 6 PM
                                            240 South Wood Street, Bedford PA 15522
    Saturday, November 4 – Sign up at Schellsburg Subway – 11AM – 2 PM
                                                      3966 Lincoln Hwy Suite 102, Schellsburg, PA 15559
    Monday, November 6 – Sign up at Loysburg Subway Restaurant – 5 PM – 9 PM
                                                      2108 Woodbury Pike, Loysburg, PA 16659
    Tuesday, November 7 – Sign up at The Hornet’s Nest – 4 PM – 8 PM
                                                      133 Washington St, Hyndman, PA 15545
    Thursday, November 9 – Sign up at Everett Free Library – 2 PM – 7 PM
                                                      137 E Main St, Everett, PA 15537
    Sunday, November 12 – Sign up at Saxton Martin General Store – 10 AM – 2 PM
                                                      533 Main Street, Saxton, PA 16678
    Tuesday, November 14 – LAST Sign up at Everett Free Library – 2 PM – 7 PM
                                                      137 E Main St, Everett, PA 15537
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
  • Follow on Facebook for updates

Blair (Blair, N. Cambria, Jefferson and Indiana county residents)


  • Enrollment: Registration for 2023 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 12-15, 2023
  • Distribution –  There will be different days and hours for pick up December 13,14 and 15 will be one of the days you will be scheduled  to pick up!! If one of those days work better put that in the notes We will try to do it that day. There will only be only 1 PERSON to come to pick up toys. Come 5 min before your time NO sooner than that.  NO CHILDREN allowed to be present either. You must have a mask.  If we allow parents to pick toys there will be no touching or handleing the toys.
  • 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)


  • Not covered by Toys for Tots.


  • See Butler County.


  • Toy requests start October 15, 2023 and run until November 15, 2023
  • 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.


WHEN: October 16th, 17th and 18th November 13th, 14th, and 15th

WHERE: 1305 S. Main St. Meadville ONLINE: Click the link below BEFORE DEC. 1



  • Not covered by Toys for Tots.


  • Application Open Date: 10/03/2023
  • Date campaign begins accepting toy applications
  • Application Close Date: 12/06/2023
  • Date campaign stops accepting toy applications.
  • Application Response Start Date: 10/04/2023
  • Date when campaign will begin reviewing and responding to applications.
  • Application Response End Date: 12/08/2023
  • Date when campaign will complete reviewing and responding to applications.
  • Distribution Start Date: 12/02/2023
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
  • More information on their Facebook page.




  • Not covered by Toys for Tots.


Indiana (N. Cambria, Indiana, Jefferson, and Blair counties) 


  • 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.


  • Not covered by Toys for Tots.


  • Community applications will only be taken in person and at the following locations and times: 
  • Monday, November 6, 2023 at the Shenango Valley Mall Community Room 11am-7pm
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at Mercer VFW 432 South Erie Street, Mercer, PA  9am-1pm, 3pm-7pm
  • Thursday, November 9, 2023 at Thiel College Chapel, 94 College Ave, Greenville, PA 11am-7pm
  • Friday, November 10, 2023 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 Birth to 12 years old. 
  • Distribution of toys will be on December 14, 2023 from 2:00pm-7:00pm and December 15, 2023 from 11:00am-3:00pm 
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.



  • 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
  • istribution Start Date: 12/13/2023
  • First date of toy distribution. Approved applicants will be notified of specific distribution dates and locations. Check website for additional distribution details.
  • Distribution End Date: 12/15/2023
  • Date when all toy distributions are expected to be completed.
  • Email:
  • Phone: 814-677-4402
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.


  • October 11, 12, 13 and November 24 & 25, 2023 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


  • Registration for toys, for Washington County residents ONLY, will be held every Saturday in November 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:
    Phone: 724-225-2087
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.

Westmoreland (North)

  • We will be posting the dates and times for sign ups here by the end of October. 

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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