Mayor's Community Toy Drive 2013

Oakland Office of the Mayor

Beneficiary: Oakland Office of the Mayor

This drive ends on: December 18, 2013 , currently inactive

Donations Completed:119


Items Still Needed:211

Days Left:Closed

It’s that time of year again when we share the holiday spirit to put smiles on the faces of Oakland’s children in need. The Oaklanders Assistance Center, with help from our friends at the Oakland Fire Department, has organized one of the city’s largest toy distribution sites. Last year alone we were able to provide toys to over 8,000 children from low income families. That’s over 16,000 dolls, trucks, books, board games, sports equipment, and gift certificates.

This year, Roonga is hosting our online drive for age groups that we typically don't get enough items for. These toys will be fulfilled by local Oakland businesses including the Montclair Toy House and Give Something back. Please click "Donate" below to get started. NOTE that sales tax (9%) and a credit card processing fee (3%) will be added to the prices below.

To contribute offline - just drop a new, unwrapped toy in one of the many collection bins or drop it off at the Oaklanders Assistance Center, Room 123 in City Hall. A full list of dropoff locations can be found here. We graciously ask that you not donate toys of a violent nature (i.e. guns, daggers, etc.).

For more information, contact 777-TOYS or email

Items Still Needed

  • Volcano Project Pack by Scene-O-Rama - Use your imagination, plus trees, bushes and eruption mixture for an explosion of fun! $19.44 (50 donated)

  • Historic Mission Project Pack by Scene-O-Rama - Model any historic mission found across the Americas. Kit contains the structure materials, water, landscape and illustrated instructions. $19.44 (50 donated)

  • Inventions Kit by ScienceWiz - Build a spinning motor, a clicking telegraph, a light flashing generator and a real radio! $19.99 (5 still needed)

  • Pickwits Game by Mindware - Every picture is worth a thousand laughs as players try to match their PicWits photo cards with the judge's caption card. $27.99 (30 still needed)

  • All Duct Out by ALEX Toys - Learn how to make creative objects using duct tape, including a belt, jewelry, and a pair of duct tape-wrapped glassless glasses. $27.99 (28 still needed)

  • Crocodile Pop Blocs by Melissa and Doug - Snap! goes the crocodile. Pop! go the soft, knobbed blocks as they connect to build a colorful block chain - and one cute croc! $19.99 (28 still needed)

  • Bowling Friends from Melissa and Doug - With bright colors, textures and adorable facial expressions, these endearing toys are sure to strike big at playtime. $24.99 (30 still needed)

  • Skwish Stix by Manhattan Toy - Bright, colorful wooden rods and stretchy cords hold beautiful sliding beads. Baby can pull, squish, bend, grab, play, even chew. $24.99 (30 still needed)

  • Spotty Pull Along Pal by Applepie Toys - Spotty is made with rubber joins on his articulated body, so when he moves he wiggles and his tail wags! $29.99 (30 still needed)

  • Pound and Tap Bench by Hape - Pounding on Hape's Pound and Tap Bench sends the balls tinkling over the xylophone. Pull out the keyboard and the xylophone can be played solo. $29.99 (30 still needed)