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Holidays in Northern Ohio

Cleveland Toy Drive for Veteran’s Children

Through December 13

Veterans and their families at risk of becoming homeless and struggling to make ends meet, need your help this holiday season. You can give their children a Christmas to remember, and surround them with love and hope. And, you’ll ease the veteran parents’ burdens and warm their hearts with some holiday joy too. Get in touch with us today if you’d like to participate in the holiday toy drive for veteran’s children. 

Gift Ideas

All items must be new and in the original packaging, unwrapped.
Children age range is from newborn to 18 years old.

  • Board games (all ages)
  • Cars (hot wheels, car sets etc.)
  • Baby dolls / Barbie (all ages and ethnicities)
  • Books (all ages)
  • Headphones
  • Adult coloring books (for teens)
  • Action figures (superhero)
  • Nail polish & Make Up Kits (for teens)
  • Coats & Warm Winter Items (gloves, hats, earmuffs – all ages)
  • Small learning toys (newborn to age 5)
  • Holiday wrapping paper and gift tags

To participate in the Cleveland Toy Drive, please contact Becky Carlino.


    Share Your Holidays 

    Gift of Warmth collection in partnership with

    Cleveland 19 News

    5 nights of giving, December 9-13, 4:00pm to 6:30pm

    Give homeless veterans and veteran families in Cleveland what they need most. Warm winter clothing. Drive up and donate during Cleveland 19 Share Your Holiday. Look for the Volunteers of America truck and bring warmth and joy to veterans throughout Northeast Ohio. All donations must be made during the Share Your Holidays drive-up and donate nights. 

    Dates and Locations

    December 9th, Monday
    6695 Eastgate Drive, Mayfield Heights

    December 10th, Tuesday
    Salvation Army Store
    6990 Biddulph Avenue, Cleveland

    December 11th, Wednesday
    2753 W. Market Street, Fairlawn

    December 12th, Thursday
    Salvation Army Store
    8623 Pearl Road, Strongsville

    December 13th, Friday
    26400 Detroit Road, Westlake

    What veterans need: 

    • New or Like-new winter coats (all ages)
    • New hats, gloves, scarves (all ages)
    • New blankets and comforters (twin size)

    Holiday Sock Drive

    Ohio Savings Bank  |  November 29 to December 31

    All Ohio Savings Bank locations in Northeast Ohio are collecting new socks for infants and adults. To learn more, download the  Holiday Sock Drive flyer.

    Hope for the Holidays 

    Sandusky & Cleveland  |  Through December 31

    We are always looking for donations to help the homeless families and veterans we serve during the cold, winter months. Please consider holding a holiday gift drive at work or place of worship to collect household items, cleaning supplies, hygiene items, hats, coats, scarves and gloves.

    Right now, we desperately need Welcome Home Kits to give out when someone gets the keys to their new apartment and is ready to move in. 

    To get you started, here's how you can host a donation drive.

    To participate and learn where to drop off your unwrapped donations, please contact Becky Carlino.

    Contact Becky