Log in

Mayor Demings launches 10th Annual Toy Drive online, expects greater need due to COVID


Online gift shopping and contact-free toy drop-off added this year to allow for safe collections

From the Orange County Newsroom

Since its first event in 2011, the Orange County Mayor’s Toy Drive has distributed more than 45,000 toys to children and families in need during the holiday season. In 2019, Orange County employees and the community generously donated more than 4,200 toys.

For 2020, the Toy Drive is more important than ever. With many Orange County families affected by the coronavirus, some may need a little extra support to make their holiday joyous and bright – and a single toy donation can do just that!

With this in mind, Mayor Demings launched the toy drive with additional participation opportunities to ensure safety during the annual holiday drive.

In effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and safely collect toys, this year Orange County employees and residents have three options: (1) donate online, (2) drop off toys at county-wide collection sites, and (3) participate in a contact-free drive-thru event to donate toys on Monday, November 23, 2020.

Suggested Toys

Each year, the toy drive invites residents to drop off a new, unwrapped toy or gift for children ages 18 and under. All donations benefit several Orange County youth and family agencies.

Toy Ideas



Soccer balls

Model cars


Sporting equipment

Craft kits

Junior board games


Barbie sets

Lego sets

Tonka toys

Action figures and sets



Tea sets

Residents are encouraged to purchase a new, unwrapped toy and either drop-off in person or make an online donation. It is recommended that add-on items be included with some toys, e.g. batteries with electronic toys, or crayons with a coloring book. Gift cards, direct cash and plush toys cannot be accepted.

Two Ways To Give


New this year, residents may purchase gifts through Roonga, an online shopping platform. This contactless donation option allows donors to purchase items for the Mayor’s Toy Drive from the comfort of their homes. All donations are shipped directly to the County’s Holiday Warehouse.

Click here to Shop Online

Team Drives

Local business also have the opportunity to support the Toy Drive! Businesses can set fundraising and purchasing goals by creating a Team Drive through Roonga.

More Information (PDF).


Drop off donations in person at the following Orange County locations:

Parks & Facilities

Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge

Barnett Park Recreation Center

Bear Creek Recreation Complex

Bithlo Community Park

Capehart Park

East Orange District Park Rec Center

Fort Gatlin Recreation Complex

Goldenrod Recreation Center

Meadow Woods Recreation Center

Regional History Center

Silver Star Recreation Center

South Econ Recreation Center

Tibet-Butler Preserve

West Orange Recreation Center

Fire Stations

Station 31

Station 40

Station 81

Station 83

Station 67

Station 51

Donation Deadlines

Online shopping donations will be accepted until Monday, December 7, 2020

In-person donations will be accepted until Monday, December 14, 2020

Shop, Drop and Make a Difference Drive-Thru Event

Stuff, Knightro, Shades, Kingston and Scooter will join forces with Mayor Demings to collect toys, while local heroes from Orange County Fire Rescue will ‘show and tell’ emergency response vehicles. This drive-thru event will take place Monday, November 23, 2020, from

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the following locations:

Silver Star Recreation Center: 2801 North Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32818

Downey Park: 10107 Flowers Avenue, Orlando, FL 32825

(Contactless Donation Drive-Thru Event to occur simultaneously)


Deadlines, donations, Drive-Thru Event, In Person, Locations, Mayor Jerry L. Demings, Online, Orange County Government, Orange County Mayor's Toy Drive, Suggestions, Toys


No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here