This year, in-person toy donation options are limited due to COVID, but our community's needs are greater. So please join us in safely supporting the Pirate Toy Fund's efforts to get toys to kids during this unprecedented time of need. They have made it super-easy and satisfying to donate virtually! Just select the level of toy donation below, and with just a few more clicks to pay, you'll change the life of a child this holiday season!
With all of the challenges of 2020, the Pirate Toy Fund's mission of bringing smiles to local children in need, one toy at a time, has never been more important. Throughout our 25-year history of supporting the Rochester area's neediest kids, we have relied upon in-person donations of new, unwrapped toys at local stores, malls, and museums, especially during our Holiday Toy Drive, to supply toys both at the holidays and through the year. Many local families have made it part of their own holiday traditions to shop for and donate toys year after year, helping their own kids learn to appreciate the true meaning of the season (and because it feels just great!).
But COVID has reduced the options and opportunities for in-person donation dramatically, and we risk not being able to supply toys to the kids who need them in 2021. So this year we are asking you to shop virtually. Please choose a level of support using the options above to donate a toy (or two, or a dozen). And then help your own kids understand the joy you'll be bringing to a child in the Rochester area.
Want to host your OWN virtual toy drive? Businesses, families, individuals, and associations can participate! It's easy and, of course, free to do so. Just click here to sign up.
If you prefer to donate by phone or if you have any other questions, please contact us at (585) 271-5519.
This website is maintained by the Pirate Toy Fund. The Pirate Toy Fund is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The Pirate Toy Fund is the only nonprofit organization in the country dedicated to distributing new toys year-round to children-in-need throughout the Greater Rochester region. Founded by local children's entertainer, Gary The Happy Pirate, the Pirate Toy Fund has distributed over 250,000 toys since 1995 and continues to actively pursue new avenues to expand our mission. Gary was inspired to found this endeavor by a special friend, Christie Simonetti. For more info, visit: PirateToyFund.org.