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A Christmas  for Every Child

The Great Nanaimo Toy Drive is entirely supported by the people, groups and businesses of Nanaimo. You can help by purchasing toys and gifts for children ages newborn to 16.

Parents or caregivers select items for their children. These include:

We welcome all donations and are grateful for the support. Items for children ages 10-16 are always needed.

Any type/size LEGO


Art Sets

Remote vehicles

Sleeping bags

Board Games

Make-Up Kits


Nerf guns

Teenage Onesies




Hair dryers, curlers, etc


Bicycle Helmets and other safety equipment

Action Figures(Batman. Wonder Women, Spiderman, Minions)

Gift Cards(Woodgrove, iTunes, Tim Hortons, SportCheck, etc.)

Sports Equipment(Soccer, Baseball, Hockey, Volley Ball, etc)

Lulu Lemon, Urban Planet, Ivivva or Garage items.

Anything Star Wars


Board Books for Children

Colouring Books

Puzzle Books

General Books

Dear Dumb diaries, Fairyland Series, Babysitters Club,  Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Girl Who, Warrior Cats,Dragon Series, Lord of the Rings, The Familiars Series, The Chocolate Touch, Eragon Series

Author: Percy Jackson, Rick Riordan, Stephen King

Donations of money are also accepted, as our “shoppers” can then select gifts that are in short supply. Money can be left with the Customer Service at Woodgrove Centre or by contacting any board member.

You can also click on the link for “Canada Helps” located under “Drop Off Locations”to donate on line.

For your assistance in providing a popular gift here is a list of items that are always welcome: