Toy Donation Suggestions

Elgin’s Hope for the Holidays is in need of toys in all age categories. Our suggested price range is $10 to $30; please scroll down for some ideas of toys that are being requested by our families.

Collection Dates and Times:

All donations should go to the Salvation Army offices at 316 Douglas Ave in Elgin, IL. Donations may be dropped off on Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Collection will begin on November 22nd and continue through December 11th.

Popular Toys for 2021:

  • Lego Sets – all ages
  • Superhero Action Figures
  • Art Supplies
  • Craft Sets 
  • Science Sets and Robotics
  • Unicorns and Dinosaurs


  • Multi-cultural Dolls
  • Barbie Brand Dolls
  • Baby Dolls and strollers
  • Disney Princess Dolls
  • LOL Surprise Dolls


  • Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars and race tracks
  • Remote Control Vehicles
  • Drones
  • Fire and Construction Trucks
  • Thomas the Train Sets


  • Mega Blocks/Duplo Blocks
  • LeapFrog/Learning Toys
  • Ride-On  or Learn-to-Walk Toys
  • Play Kitchens and Accessories
  • Soft Cars and Trucks
  • Cash Registers/Imaginative Play
  • Playskool, Little Tykes, Fisher Price etc. sets
  • Paw Patrol, CocoMelon, PJ Mask, Baby Shark Branded Toys


  • Soccer Balls
  • Razor Scooters – all sizes
  • Skateboards
  • Basketballs


  • $25 gift cards to Meijer, Kohl’s, Target, or Walmart

We request NON-VIOLENT toys only.
NO guns, knives, weapons or action figures representing violent activities.

Note: Due to many recalls on toys, please be aware of posted recall warnings when selecting toys. Information on “recalled toys” is generally available at individual manufacturer’s websites and at