Thank you to the community, our sponsors, toy collection sites, agencies, and GYC volunteers for making the 2019 Toy Drive and Shopping Day a success. We are excited that we reached our donation goal this year of $500. We look forward to exceeding it next year!
Toy Drive Information: The toy drive runs annually in November through December. During this time, new and gently used toys will be accepted. Residents can donate new and used toys for children 6 months to 13 years old. See "Toy Giving Guidelines" below for acceptable toys. Also, see "Drop Off Locations" for toy donations below.
Monetary donations are also accepted to purchase new toys. Click the green "Donate now" banner above to make a donation online. You can also mail a donation to: Greensboro Youth Council, Attn: Santa's Workshop, PO Box 3136, Greensboro, NC 27402.
Who: Santa's Workshop has been assisting Greensboro families in need for more than 40 years. The Greensboro Youth Council (GYC) partners with local agencies to collect and distribute toys to Greensboro families during the holiday season. Used toys are cleaned by community volunteers. Families must be referred to GYC by an approved agency to be able to receive toys from the Santa's Workshop program.
Anyone can volunteer at Santa's Workshop. Volunteer by yourself or sign-up your group to assist on toy cleaning and sorting days. Dates and sign ups will be posted in early November.
Drop Off Locations: Toy donation boxes are at the locations listed below. Community agencies and businesses serve as toy collection sites. The form to serve as a site will be posted in September.
Businesses and Community Locations:
- Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St.
- Greensboro Parks and Recreation Administration, 1001 4th St.
- International Minute Press, 1001 Phillips Ave., Suite 104, High Point
- Greensboro Municipal Federal Credit Union
- Greene Street Branch, 217 N. Greene St.
- Renaissance Branch, 2511 Phillips Ave.
- Soabar Branch, 2200 Soabar St.
- State Employees Credit Unions
- 211 Pisgah Church Rd.
- 4014 Battleground Ave.
- 100 E. Elmsley Dr.
- 2407 Oak Ridge Rd.
- 1201 New Garden Rd.
- 1030 W. Market St.
All City of Greensboro Community Recreation Centers:
- Brown Center, 302 E. Vandalia Rd.
- Craft Center, 3911 Yanceyville St.
- Glenwood Center, 2010 Coliseum Blvd.
- Griffin Center, 5301 Hilltop Rd.
- Leonard Center, 6324 Ballinger Rd.
- Lewis Center, 3110 Forest Lawn Dr.
- Lindley Center, 2907 Springwood Dr.
- Peeler Center, 1300 Sykes Ave.
- Smith Senior Center, 2401 Fairview St.
- Trotter Center, 3906 Betula St.
- Warnersville Center, 601 Doak St.
- Windsor Center, 1601 E. Gate City Blvd.
All City of Greensboro Public Libraries:
- Benjamin Branch, 1530 Benjamin Parkway
- Central Branch, 219 N. Church St.
- Glenwood Branch, 1901 W. Florida St.
- Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch, 1420 Price Park Rd.
- Hemphill Branch, 2301 W. Vandalia Rd.
- McGirt-Horton Branch, 2501 Phillips Ave.
- Vance Chavis Branch, 900 S. Benbow Rd.
- All toys should be new or used toys that are unbroken and in good condition.
- Used toys should not be rusty or too dirty.
- Games and puzzles should be complete and have all pieces. Tape the sides of the boxes, so that the pieces will not get lost.
- Dolls should have all parts. Place doll clothes and accessories in a plastic bag and secure them with the doll.
- Electronics should be in working condition. Only minor repairs can be made. Batteries do not have to be included.
- Toy sets such as building blocks and tea sets should be boxed or placed in a sealed plastic bag, so that the pieces will not get lost.
- New stuffed animals only. No used stuffed animals will be accepted.
- Bicycles, tricycles and riding toys should be in working condition. Only minor repairs can be made.
- Sports equipment such as bowling or golf sets should be boxed or placed in a sealed plastic bag.
- No violent toys will be accepted (no guns, spears, or other weapons).
- Clothing and food are not accepted.
2019 Sponsors and Community Partners
- International Minute Press
- Greensboro Public Libraries
- Greensboro Community Recreation Centers
2019 Santa's Workshop Chair
This year's chair is Tallal Khan, a junior at Northern Guilford High School. He enjoys sports, video games, and hanging out with friends. Tallal also volunteers with ICT refugee group.