Brighten the holidays for local kids!
Support the Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive
CBS4 has teamed up with King Soopers, KOA News Radio and 97.3 KBCO to collect new and unwrapped toys during our annual Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (BGCMD). Each holiday season, we rely on the generous donations from community members across Colorado to spread the holiday joy and bring a smile to the faces of many families in need.
Here is what you need to know to participate:
When to Donate: The toy drive kicks off the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 24th and will run through Christmas Eve on Saturday, December 24th. We encourage all participants to drop off their donations as early as possible to allow time to distribute the toys out to our 15 different sites across the metro Denver area.
What to Donate: New and unwrapped toys that will appeal to kids ranging from the ages of 6 to 18 years-old (don't forget about the teenagers!). Consider donating gifts like art supplies, sports equipment, gift cards, clothes or electronics. You can reference our Together 4 Colorado Wish List to help you generate more ideas.
Special Collection Day: On Friday, December 15th, CBS4, KOA, KBCO and BGCMD will hold a special-day long toy drive at the King Soopers on Colorado and Yale. This special collection event will be broadcast live on CBS4 and is a great day to bring your toys by.
Toy Drop Off Locations:
Host A Toy Drive
You can host your very own toy drive in support of the Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive! Tap into your network and organize a toy drive at your office, school, neighborhood, or at a holiday party and give back this holiday season. Use our Together 4 Colorado Wish List to start generating ideas for gifts, dedicate a space to put a bin to collect toys. To ensure that all of our Club members receive a gift before the Clubs close for the holidays, we recommend that all toys be dropped off at any one of the drop off locations no later than Friday, December 15th.
The following organizations will also be hosting their own toy drive in support of the Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive this year:
AT&T: 25 AT&T locations in Colorado will be collecting toys in stores from Friday, December 1st through Wednesday, December 20th. View participating locations here»
AutoMart: The AutoMart USA located in Aurora will be collecting toys at their storefront from November 24th through December 24th. AutoMart will donate a toy to match all donations they receive. During this time, AutoMart will also donate $100 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver for every car they sell.
University of Denver: Once again, the University of Denver (DU) Division of Athletics and Recreation will be collecting toys during all of their athletic events starting November 17th. Pioneer fans will be encouraged to bring toys and drop them off to representatives at any of the facility's three concourse entrance locations. Additionally, DU will hold a special collection day on Saturday, December 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the north side of the Ritchie Center where community supporters can drive by and drop off donations.
ViewHouse Eatery: All three ViewHouse locations (Downtown Denver, Centennial, and Littleton) will be collecting toys through December 24th. Be sure to bring a toy to donate next time you dine out!
If you have any questions or would like more information on hosting a toy drive please contact Gail Bransteitter at GailB@bgcmd.org.
Support Boys & Girls Club Kids
While the holiday season makes for a great time to give, we understand that it can be time consuming to host your own toy drive. If you are unable to donate toys, you can still contribute by making a donation in support of the Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive. All funds raised will directly benefit Boys & Girls Clubs youth programming helping to serve thousands of kids each day.