helping students put compassion into action by distributing toys to children in need

The Great Toy Giveaway  is a unique peer-to-peer giving program that provides students the opportunity to put their compassion into action by distributing toys to children in need. Participating schools receive donated toys from The Toy Foundation and lovingly distribute them to children in need in their own communities.

The Great Toy Giveaway – Year 2


Participate In The Great Toy Giveaway!

We invite you to write notes of friendship that will be attached to each toy that is given to a child in need.

1. Write an uplifting note on any size paper.
Examples: “You are awesome!” “You have a friend who loves you!” “You are loved!” “Your smile lights up the world.”
2. Mail the notes to: Kids for Peace, 1302 Pine Avenue, Carlsbad CA 92008
3. Notes are due by November 15th, 2020


The Great Toy Giveaway – Year 1 has been a great success!

We invite to check out the detailed report on how 29 schools and almost 8,000 students PLAYED IT FORWARD!

The Great Toy Giveaway Bus Tour

After the energetic Great Toy Giveaway launch event at the Boys and Girls Club in San Diego County, we hit the road! Fueled by the pure joy of giving, our happy bus – filled with big-hearted kids and teens – drove up the California coast all the way to Sacramento, stopping and delivering toys, smiles and love to children and communities in need along the way.

The Great Toy Giveaway brought to you by:

The Toy Foundation (TTF) is a 501©3 children’s charity whose mission is to provide joy and comfort to children in need through the experience of toys and play. TTF serves children who are coping with serious illness, enduring temporary home placements in the foster care system, suffering from abuse or neglect, experiencing separation from a deployed military parent, or dealing with devastating natural disasters. To date, TTF’s signature program, The Toy Bank, has provided more than $200 million in toys to over 26 million children in need around the globe, thanks to its generous toy donors.

Kids for Peace, home to The Great Kindness Challenge, is a California-based global nonprofit that empowers kids to create peace through hands-on service, global friendships and thoughtful acts of kindness. Founded in 2006 by a mother and a Carlsbad High School honors student, Kids for Peace has now launched over 450 chapters on six continents. All Kids for Peace activities are based on the Peace Pledge, wise words written by children to inspire peace for all.