How to Help - Toy Drive


On Saturday, December 13th, 2014, The Help Group will host its annual Holiday Carnival for more than 1000 children and teens from economically disadvantaged circumstances served by our Family-Centered Support Programs, Mental Health & Clinical Programs and Residential Services. The carnival is a fun day with face-painting, a petting zoo, arts & crafts, rides, a visit from Santa, and much, much more!

Please help make the holidays brighter for these children by donating new, unwrapped toys to The Help Group. Through your generous donations, the youth in these programs can share in the happiness of the holiday season.

Ideas for Toys ($10-$15 Price Range)

  • Action Figures
  • Arts & Crafts Sets
  • Badminton Sets
  • Baseball Bats
  • Baseball Gloves
  • Baseballs
  • Basketballs
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Cars
  • Cooking Sets
  • Crayons & Coloring Books
  • Dolls
  • Dominoes
  • Footballs
  • Gift Cards (Target, Toys-R-Us)
  • Jewelry for Young Girls
  • Jewelry-Making Kits
  • Kites
  • Legos
  • Magician Sets
  • Nail Polish/Makeup Kits
  • Puzzles
  • Quiz Books
  • Rubber Stamp Kits
  • Science Kits
  • Scrapbooking Kits
  • Soccer Balls
  • Tea Sets
  • Teen Purses & Wallets
  • Tie-Dye Kits
  • Toy Figures
  • Trains
  • Trivia Games
  • Trucks
  • Video Games
  • Wooden Toys
  • Volleyballs
  • Watches


For donations, please contact Melissa Shapin at 818.779.5212 or

Starting December 2nd, donations can be dropped at The Help Group Sherman Oaks Campus at 13130 Burbank Boulevard, Sherman Oaks 91401 and at The Help Group Culver City Campus at 12101 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles 90066.