SF State Toy Drive

In the spirit of giving, San Francisco State University proudly presents its annual SF State Toy Drive, a heartfelt initiative aimed at spreading joy and brightening the holiday season for the Lakeview, Oceanview, Merced Heights, and Ingleside (OMI) communities. The toys gathered through this endeavor will be donated to the Holiday Toy Giveaway and Celebration, a festive community event that promises delight through food, activities, and the distribution of holiday gifts to youth of all ages.

This joyous occasion is a testament to our commitment to community engagement and the collective effort to make the holidays memorable for families in need. We invite you to join hands with the SF State community during this special season, contributing to the cause by generously donating gifts to make a difference in the lives of others.

Your support will not only add warmth to the festivities but also create lasting memories for those who receive your thoughtful gifts. Let us unite in the spirit of giving and make this holiday season truly magical for all.

For further details about the annual SF State Toy Drive, please reach out to icce@sfsu.edu or president@sfsu.edu. Thank you for being a part of this meaningful endeavor!

Faculty, Staff, and Students are welcome to drop off any toy donations at the ICCE office located in HSS 206, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm starting Nov. 4, 2024.

More information to come for the 2024 holiday season.

No gift is too small or too big!

Our only request is that the toys donated are new, unwrapped, and appropriate for youth between the ages of 0 (infant) and 17 years old. 

Suggested donations: 

  • Ethnic Dolls - Aim is to boost the confidence and promote cultural understanding among young people 

  • Cultural Books- Children feel positive about themselves when they encounter characters in books that they can identify with.

  • Sports Items- Basketballs, Footballs, Kickballs, Soccer Balls, Tennis Racquets, and Tennis Balls

  • Board Games and Puzzles - These give children a chance to play and interact with their friends

  • Arts and Crafts Items- Jewelry Making Kits, Markers, Crafts Kits, Paints

  • Gift Cards - Gifts for Teens

  • Stuffed Animals

  • Learning and Sensory Toys

  • Baby Toys and Baby supplies. Wet wipes, rattles, baby blankets

All donations will be given to youth and families through the Lakeview and Oceanview, Merced Heights, and Ingleside communities in San Francisco.

This year, Staff and Faculty members are invited to join us at the Toy Wrapping Station, a delightful addition to our End of the Year Celebration. Take a break from the festivities and immerse yourself in the joy of giving, as we wrap toys that will be distributed to our local community Toy Giveaway.

The Toy Wrapping Station will be located in the Fine Arts Gallery, just across from the Jack Adams Hall. 

Past Drives