Annual Holiday Toy Drive

During the holidays, Big Hearts of Fox Valley collects and distributes toys for D303 children. Last year, we were able to provide toys to 650 children from low-income families. Since 2014, we have been able to collect almost 10,000 dolls, trucks, books, board games, sports equipment, and gift certificates.

This toy drive is part of the Big Hearts of Fox Valley’s Annual Christmas Sponsorship Program, a charity drive designed to collect toys and other items from wish lists for area families in need of assistance during the holidays. All collected toys will be given to local families. Make a difference in someone’s life by donating a new unopened toy, it’s the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit.


Collecting new, unwrapped toys for children ages 0-16

Toys will be collected October 18th through November 11th, 2021

All gifts must be NEW and UNWRAPPED

Most Requested Gifts:

FOR CHILDREN: Board games, baby dolls and accesories, matchbox cars, action figures, Legos, puzzles, anything craft and arts related, play dough sets, nerf toys, coloring/activity books, sensory toys and electronics

FOR TEENS: Gift cards and gift certificates, games, sports items: basketballs, baseball caps and gloves, backpacks, jewelry & accessories, purses, video games, make-up, movie passes

STOCKING STUFFERS: Gloves, mittens, caps and hats, scarves and personal care items (shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, body wash, soap, etc.)

Please drop off your NEW and UNWRAPPED toys at the following locations October 18th-November 11th:


Excel Automotive Repair

1207 Foundry St.
St. Charles, IL 60174

St. Charles City Hall

2 East Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174

Local D303 Schools:

Anderson elementary
Bell Graham elementary
Corron elementary
Ferson Creek elementary
Fox Ridge early childhood center
Lincoln elementary
Richmond elementary
Wild Rose elementary
Wredling middle school


Let us know if you would be interested helping to collect new toys by hosting a collection box at your office, store, restaurant, church or school for our upcoming 2021 gift drive.  

Toys will be collected October 18th through November 11th, 2021.