Toys for Tots – Making Holidays Happier for Those Less Fortunate.

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Very often, the holiday spirit of giving is in our hearts, but it can be difficult to know when, where, and how we can help others in need at this time of year. With that in mind, Oz Moving has put together a map of locations where you can drop off new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children who are less fortunate. They have researched and mapped several reputable charitable organizations to help these gifts reach their destinations.

With a few good helpers from New York City and the surrounding areas we can deliver a little bit of holiday happiness to those less fortunate. If you’re interested in helping make someone’s holiday a whole lot happier, please take a look at the map below and find out where you can make your donation.

Toys for Tots is collecting toys to donate to less fortunate children throughout New York City this holiday season. Oz Moving has partnered with Toys for Tots to create an interactive map of NYC that lists toy drop off locations in the NYC metro area. Our goal is to make it easier for people that are looking to donate toys, and find the closest drop off location to them.



You can find the map here:

What can I donate?

Not sure what to donate to children in need this holiday season? New, warm weather coats are always welcome, as are new, unwrapped toys that are age appropriate. Plastic rings, toy telephones, and onesis make great gifts for babies and toddlers. Preschool and school-age children may be delighted by dolls, action figures, and toys that foster their creative side like Legos, puppets, and drawing/interactive toys. For teens and pre-teens, consider donating electronics items such as game systems and games, CDs, or athletic equipment and gear.

For more information on the Toys for Tots program please visit their website –


24 thoughts on “Toys for Tots – Making Holidays Happier for Those Less Fortunate.”

  1. That’s a brilliant idea Phil. I love the thought behind it. So many children each year will go without enough food, clothing to keep them warm, some don’t have enough books to read or a nice toy to play with. This time of year is a good time to put a smile on their faces. Nice one mate.

  2. This is the perfect post, Phil! There are so many people doing good things out there and posts like this make it easy for all of us to participate. Thanks for passing along the info! Merry Christmas to you!

    1. Hey Patricia!

      Thanks for the love! When they approached me to post it I easily obliged. So many out there could use some help at this time of year.

  3. What a great post, and a great plan! Always nice at this time of year to remember those that don’t have a Santa list a mile long.
    Have you hear of the “Letters to Santa” program? It’s similar, but families in the program submit lists their children wrote of things they are asking for, and some of them are just heart-breaking, small kids asking for coats and gloves. Such a great idea to help in any way we can!
    Your grinch heart has grown TWO SIZES!

  4. I just love that no matter how busy and hectic our lives get at this time of year, so many of us take the time to give to others in need. It does matter. To the recipient and to the ones making the effort.

  5. An absolutely top notch organization. They are around here, as I assume they are nearly everywhere, and we always donate. Love this post. What a nice thing to do.

  6. What a great idea. I really wanted to do something similar in Dubai (but for kids at an orphanage in Kenya), but I didn’t have the time this year.

  7. Great post about a great cause, Phil. I try and give every holiday season. This year, as I did last year, I collaborated with a bunch of bloggers to give to a less fortunate family. During this time of year, it often escapes us that there are many who can’t celebrate the season like the rest of us. It’s nice to give back throughout the year.

    1. Hey Jessica!

      Thanks so much! That is so kind of you to do that. We also give toys each year. It’s such an easy thing to do, and a great cause.

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