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Suggested Toys

Soccer balls
Model cars
Sporting equipment
Craft kits
Junior board games
Barbie sets
Tonka toys
Action figures and sets
Tea sets



As a part of caring for some of Orange County’s most precious citizens, Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Holiday Heroes Toy Drive is once again bringing the region together to make the holiday season brighter for children in need. Now in its sixth year, Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Holiday Toy Drive begins on Nov. 15 and collection ends on Dec. 14.

In keeping with Orange County’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors philosophy, citizens are encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys for infants, children and teens during Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Holiday Heroes Toy Drive. Since the Toy Drive’s inception, more than 17,250 toys have been distributed to local children.

Last year, the region collected more than 5,100 toys for area children. This year, we hope to collect even more.

Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ 2016 Holiday Heroes Toy Drive lasts until Dec. 14, 2016.


Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Holiday Heroes Toy Drive is made possible by the countless hours donated by volunteers and the generous support of our partners, including Fox 35, McDonald’s of Central Florida, Canvs, Purple Rock Scissors and Ace Rent-A-Car.

Your donation will benefit children in need through the help of the following organizations: Orange County Neighborhood Centers for Families, United Against Poverty (formerly the Community Food and Outreach Center), Orange County Public Schools, Wraparound Orange and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

2016 Holiday Heroes

Adopt A Fire Station

In 2012, Mayor Teresa Jacobs began the Adopt a Fire Station program for neighborhood groups, businesses and nonprofits who want to recognize and give back to their local Orange County Fire Stations during the holidays. Learn how you can give back to our local heroes by visiting