2023 Toy Drive & Other Giving Options

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Help make the season a little brighter for local families!

The City has some great options:

  • Fill a Stocking, Fill a Heart - is a 100% volunteer-operated 501(c)3 non-profit organization that, since 2000, has filled and distributed handmade Christmas stockings to agencies in Clackamas County and their clients, including seniors, adults with disabilities, veterans, children and families, and homeless living in Clackamas County. Stockings are available for pick-up at City Hall (380 A Avenue), and at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center (505 G Avenue). You can make a difference and help someone in need this holiday season by picking up a stocking, filling it with needed items and a special gift, and returning it to the City Hall or Adult Community Center donation site by Wednesday, December 6.  For more information about Fill a Stocking, Fill a Heart, including the agencies that receive the stockings, visit www.fillastocking.org.

  • Coats/Hats/Gloves/Socks - The Lake Oswego Lions Club and Vision Envoy Club Branch again is collecting NEW warm coats, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for children and youth (adult sizes needed). The clothing will be distributed by Bethlehem House of Bread in Tigard to those whom it serves.  Collections boxes will be in place November 3 through December 8 at six locations including:  the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center (505 G Avenue), the Lake Oswego Fire Department Station (300 B Avenue), and at the Lake Oswego Library (706 Fourth Street). 

  • Toy Drive - The Lake Oswego Fire Department is accepting new, unwrapped toys to bring holiday cheer to children in need.  Toys will be shared with families throughout the local area and distributed by the Tualatin Valley Elks Lodge.  Please drop off toys from November 20 through December 13 at the Lake Oswego Fire Department Main Station (300 B Avenue) and the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth Street).

  • Covers for Kids - The City's Youth Action Council (YAC) is collecting new fleece yards to make and decorate blankets for the Clackamas Children’s Center, a resource and assessment center dedicated to supporting youth who may be experiencing abuse. These blankets are made with love and designed to brighten a dark day! Donation boxes are located at the Adult Community Center (505 G Avenue) and the LO Teen Lounge (1060 Chandler Road).  One-full yard is needed to make each blanket. Donations will be accepted through December 9. Donations are tax deductible, please email Cydny Fletcher at cfletcher@lakeoswego.city to receive a donation receipt. TAX ID number 93-6002231 

  • Food Donations - The Hunger Fighters Oregon Food Pantry is seeing record need for food assistance and the community can help meet the rising demand.  Donations of high-protein canned meats, nuts and shakes are especially appreciated. Drop off non-perishable food and essential hygiene items in bins at the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth Street - donations accepted all year), Lake Oswego Fire Department Main Station (300 B Avenue), or in the dropbox in front of Hunger Fighters Oregon at 4 Monroe Parkway. For more information, visit hungerfightersoregon.org. 

  • $25 Gift Cards - Help empower individuals and families experiencing and healing from domestic and sexual violence, child and elder abuse, stalking, dating violence, and trafficking to purchase what is most meaningful to them this holiday season by donating gift cards at the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth Street). November 15 through December 10, the Library will be accepting gift cards to Amazon, Fred Meyer, Walmart and Target on behalf of the Clackamas Women’s Services. This program supports more than 125 families (including nearly 300 children) each year. Learn more about Clackamas Women’s Services at www.cwsor.org.

For additional information, please call the City Manager's Office at 503-635-0215.

Donate what you can, volunteer your time, and enjoy the season!