How to Request Toys for Tots in Western Pennsylvania in 2018

This is our annual (6 years+) round-up of Toys for Tots programs in Western Pennsylvania for 2018. 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.

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.

One thing I noticed is that most of the projects have cut back hours, enrollment times, toys that will be distributed, etc.

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 Saturday December 18 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.

Allegheny (Northern Allegheny, Northwestern Westmoreland and Armstrong Counties)

Allegheny (Southern)

  • Enrollment: There is no enrollment. Simply be at the distribution with the required paperwork. Open House distribution for Toys for Tots is December 14th, 8 am – 4 pm. Location will be announced on December 11.  ** Note Change – just one distribution date.
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
Allegheny (Northwestern) and Beaver counties
 
Armstrong
  • See Allegheny Northeastern.
Beaver
  • See Allegheny Northwestern
Bedford
Blair (Blair, N. Cambria, Jefferson and Indiana county residents)
Butler
Cambria North (If you live North of West Taylor, Middle Taylor, East Conemaugh, Franklin, Ehrnfeld, Willmore, and Portage)
  • See Blair County information
Cambria South 
 
Cameron
  • Not covered by Toys for Tots.
Clarion
  • See Butler County.
Clearfield
  • Enrollment: Clearfield Toys for Tots 2018 campaign sign ups will start October 15th and go through to November 30th, 2018.  Please call 814-577-8778 or 761-0393 to sign up leave a clear message Your name and Phone Number and when you can be reached.  You can also stop in at the Clearfield Minusterium Food Pantry during the hours Monday through Thursday 10am to 3pm to sign up.
  • 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
Lawrence
  • Enrollment: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

  • Phone: 724-652-4321 ext. 119
    Phone: 724-652-7921
  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
McKean
  • Not covered by Toys for Tots.
Mercer
  • Enrollment: Each site will be open at the following times: 9:00am – noon, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Monday, November 5, 2018
    Shenango Valley Mall
    Community Room  (back of the Mall)
    3303 East State Street
    Hermitage, PA 16148

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018
    Mercer VFW
    432 South Erie St
    Mercer, PA 16137

    Thursday, November 8, 2018
    American Legion
    278 Main St
    Greenville, PA 16125

    Friday, November 9, 2018
    Shenango Valley Mall
    Community Room (back of the mall)
    3303 East State Street
    Hermitage, PA 16148

  • 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  15301

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

  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.
Washington (South)
Westmoreland (North)
Westmoreland (South)
  • Enrollment: westmorelandt4t@gmail.com
  • There will be “NO” Last Chance Sign ups this year, Please make sure you make it to one of the locations below to signup for this year!!!

    WESTMORELAND TOYS FOR TOTS SIGN-UP LOCATIONS

    Greensburg Dates and Times
    (Westmoreland Mall Upper Level Center Court)
    Saturday November 17th  –  10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Sunday November 18th  –  10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday November 24th  –  10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Sunday November 25th  –  10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Latrobe Dates and Times
    (Latrobe American Legion, 1811 Ligonier St. Latrobe)
    Saturday November 17th  –  11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Sunday November 18th  –  11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday November 24th  –  11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Sunday November 25th  –  11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Irwin Dates and times
    (Calvary Church Preschool – 8653 Pennsylvania Ave behind Kohls)
    Friday November 23rd  –  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Sunday November 25th  –  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Friday November 30th  –  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Saturday December 1st  –  12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Cook twp dates and times
    (Cook twp. Community Center – Rt. 711 Stahlstown)
    Sunday November 18th  –  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Saturday November 24th  –  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Wednesday December 12th  –  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Scottdale Dates and times
    (West Overton Museum – 109 W. Overton Rd Scottdale)
    Tuesday November 13th  –  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (in Overholt Room)
    Monday November 26th  –  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (in Overholt Room)
    Trafford dates and times
    (Christian Life Church – Rt. 130 across from Trafford B.Y. Park)
    Sunday November 25th  –  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Saturday December 1st  –  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  • Paperwork, eligibility and distribution information at this link.

If you have information on other programs, please email me or leave a comment. I’ll update this post throughout the holidays.