Annual Toy Drive

What is the Toy Drive?

 
Help make the holidays special for a child in need through Project ARK’s Toy Drive—serving over 1,000 children each year who are infected or affected by HIV.   The Toy Drive supports clients served by 13 AIDS Service Organizations in both St. Louis and Southern Illinois. 

Interested in making a donation?

Montary donations can be made in the form of a check made out to Washington University/Project ARK with "Toy Drive" in the memo line and mailed to:
Project ARK
C/O Toy Drive
4169 Laclede
St. Louis, MO  63108
Any amount helps to fulfill a child's holiday dreams. 
 
For more information, please call (314) 535-7275  to see how you can help.

Toy donations can also be made and are greatly appreciated.  Please call to schedule a time to drop off your in-kind donation.

The 2015 toy drive will run from December 7-11, 2015.
We are collecting toys at Union Avenue Christian Church from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
The church is located at 733 Union Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

Would you like to donate a toy? 

 
For your convenience, we have provided a wish list for each age group receiving toys through our annual Toy Drive. Please note, these are only suggestions and we are grateful for all new gifts!
 
 
Infants -- birth-1 year                                              
  • Blankets, bibs & bottles
  • Board Books                  
  • Developmental toys                    
  • Diaper bags                
  • Light up toys
  • Mirrors, mobiles & crib toys                            
  • Rattles & squeak toys                       
  • Stacking rings               
  • Snap beads              
  • Teethers
     
Toddlers -- 2-3 years
  • Balls, blocks & chunky Legos                           
  • Books & music CD's              
  • Bubble blower & bubbles                  
  • Cars and trucks        
  • Dramatic play toys (kitchen, dress-up, etc)
  • Light up/musical toys                      
  • Push-pull toys                       
  • See-n-Says
  • Shape sorters                       
  • Toy animals              
  • Toy phones                
  • Wooden puzzles    
Pre-Schoolers -- 4-5 years                      
  • Action figures                                   
  • Barbies, Ken dolls & accessories
  • Books & books on CD             
  • Board & card games             
  • Dress up accessories
  • Hot Wheels, cars & Tonka               
  • K'nex, Legos, Lincoln Logs & building blocks
  • Nerf balls
  • Musical Instruments
  • Puzzles (24 pieces)       
  • Train Sets (Thomas, etc)
 
School Age -- 6-12 years
  • Action figures                                   
  • Barbie, Ken and accessories
  • Board games                                 
  • Book bags, back packs, purses
  • Books & puzzles
  • Craft kits - candles, jewelry, etc
  • Hair accessories & make-up kits  
  • Hand held games                            
  • K'nex, Legos & building supplies                      
  • Nerf sport sets              
  • Easy Bake Oven & Lite Brite                            
Teens -- 12 years and older
  • Bath & body sets
  • Board games
  • Books                        
  • Card games             
  • CD cases, MP3 Players, CD’s                        
  • Cosmetic bags, make-up & accessories         
  • Craft kits                    
  • Digital Cameras
  • Gift certificates (Target, Old Navy, Movies)
  • Gym bags                 
  • Hats/visors, jewelry  & keychains                    
  • Journals
  • Manicure sets, nail polish                                                
  • Nerf basketball sets
  • Picture frames, posters  & stationery   
  • Air Hog remote control cars and helicopters
  • Sport team/entertainer memorabilia 
  • Skateboards
* Please Note (Barbies & dolls of all ethnicities are appreciated (African American, Caucasian, Hispanic, etc.)