Every child deserves a little Christmas

Be part of the IUCC toy drive for Families Forward

Would you like to make a difference in the life of a child and warm your heart at the same time?

IUCC has had a long standing relationship with Families Forward. This wonderful organization has received four stars from Charity Navigator and helps local OC families who are homeless or at risk. This year IUCC is again honored to host a toy drive to bring some joy to children during the holidays.

Your participation is simple and easy: just bring a few (or more) new, unwrapped toys or gift cards during November. Collection bins will be put out on the patio Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All collections will then be delivered to Families Forward on Dec. 3 when the bins get full.

Here is a printable list of the most requested gift items:


  • Infant learning toys
  • Infant/toddler clothing
  • Tea sets
  • Toy cars &trucks
  • Legos
  • Tinker toys
  • Arts & craft supplies
  • Watches
  • Balls/sport equipment
  • ❒ Football
  • ❒ Basketball
  • ❒ Baseball & glove
  • ❒ Soccer ball
  • ❒ Volleyball
  • Puzzles
  • Socks/Underwear
  • Sports jerseys
  • Jackets/sweatshirts
  • Board games

Teen gifts are especially needed

  • Wallets
  • Movie tickets
  • Grocery or Gas gift cards
  • Tech Accessories
  • Target or Walmart gift cards
  • Fast food gift cards (such as: In N Out, Yogurtland, Chipotle)

For Teen Girls

  • Makeup, bath products, perfume
  • Flat irons, curling irons, hairdryers
  • Scarves & accessories
  • Purses

For teen boys

  • Toiletries – shaving kits, hair products, deodorant
  • Sports Equipment/Gear

Please, no used or gently-used items. All gifts should be brand new.

Teens are the most under-served population so teen gifts are especially needed. If you are bringing gift cards, please put them in a larger envelope and indicate the amount and store name on the front.

Thank you for giving disadvantaged children a Merry Christmas.  
-Mission and Service Ministry

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