How to Organize a Toy Drive
Watch more How to Help Others videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/50-How-to-Help-Others Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Organize a toy drive for the holidays or any time of year using this guide. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Pick a charity Pick a worthy charity to receive the donated toys, such as Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army, the Boys and Girls Club of America or the YMCA. Step 2: Focus on an age group Focus on a specific age group such as infants, kids under 10, or teens and set the parameters of the gifts which should be new and unwrapped. Step 3: Advertise the toy drive Use social networks, the internet, and local businesses to help advertise. Use fliers and posters so that everyone knows when, where, and what to donate. Tip Ask businesses for prizes like discounts, coupons, or gift cards to encourage donations. Step 4: Tackle transportation and collection Arrange for transportation and collection of toys from either a single drop-off point or several scattered around. Tip More drop-off points make it easier for people to donate. Step 5: Set a goal Set a goal to encourage people to donate and work hard and push your volunteers to meet or exceed that target. Step 6: Distribute toys Be active in the toy distribution as a reward for all your hard work. Don't forget to have a good time and thank everyone who helped. Did You Know? Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors, bakers, pawnbrokers, and children, was the progenitor of the modern-day Santa Claus.