Orange County Mayor's Toy Drive: How to donate and help children in Central Florida

The holidays are right around the corner and FOX 35's Care Force has again teamed up with the Orange County Mayor's Toy Drive to help Central Florida families – and children – make their holiday season a bit brighter, merrier, and less stressful.

Between now and Dec. 11, 2023, we're helping to collect new and unwrapped toys, including books, games, arts and crafts, action figures and dolls, scooters, skateboards, and remote control cars, to benefit Orange County youth and family agencies.


Make sure to join FOX 35 Orlando on Friday, Dec. 2, 2023 at the Walmart Supercenter, 5991 South Goldenrod Road, in Orlando, from 7 a.m. to noon to donate toys and meet the FOX 35 News Team. We'll be live on Good Day Orlando in the morning, while also collecting toys. 

Donate to the Orange County Mayor's Toy Drive

Donate online: Visit to purchase toys and games online, which will be distributed to Orange County's holiday warehouse. Shopping deadline: Dec. 4, 2023.

Donate in-person: To purchase items and drop them off (unwrapped) in person, there are 36 sites, including parks and recreation centers, fire rescue stations, and library branches. Deadline: Dec. 11, 2023. 

Here are some toy ideas (please no cash, gift cards or plush toys):

  • Books
  • Basketballs
  • Soccer balls
  • Model cars
  • Toy trucks
  • Sporting equipment
  • Craft kits
  • Junior board games
  • Dolls
  • Barbie sets
  • LEGO sets
  • Tonka toys
  • Action figure sets
  • Skateboards
  • Helmets
  • Tea sets

Visit for more information.