Toy Drive

Help fill Santa’s ‘BAG OF HOPE’

As the holidays approach, New Hope for Kids begins the important task of filling Santa’s “BAG OF HOPE” with gifts for the kids. New Hope for Kids’ goal each holiday season is to help provide gifts to the children and families in our grief and wish programs. In addition to the struggles caused by the economy, many of our families are also dealing with financial burdens caused by the death of their wage earner or because of medical expenses due to illness. Please help us make their holiday a memorable one!

The day after Thanksgiving will be the official start of our Annual Toy Drive! Each year we hear from parents that their holidays wouldn’t be the same without our help. Your donations will bring smiles to very special children as they feel the joy of the season made possible by your kindness and generosity. This year we will provide gifts to over 500 children!

How You Can Help

You can contribute to the happiness of our kids and bring the magic of the season to them by participating in our annual toy drive. Visit any Central Florida Panera Cafe where you will find trees with special New Hope for Kids gift request tags. Donations may be taken, unwrapped, back to the location from which you got your tag, or may be brought to our New Hope building. We prefer to let parents and caregivers wrap their children’s gifts, so please bring your donations unwrapped!

You may also choose to purchase items from the TOY DRIVE WISH LIST.

Have you ever thought about having a toy drive for New Hope for Kids with a group of friends or at your place of work? It can be a fun way to celebrate the season and help bring joy to the kids in our grief and wish programs! Perhaps you’d like to decorate a tree with our gift tags or place a collection box in your office.

Panera BreadThis holiday season, New Hope for Kids is thankful to be teaming up with several Central Florida businesses. Choose a gift tag from Christmas trees at participating locations and know that you are making a wonderful difference in a child’s life!

Participating Panera Bread locations include:
Altamonte, University, Orange & Michigan, Lake Mary, West Town Corners, Waterford Lakes, Sandlake, Fashion Square, Florida Mall, Red Bug, Clermont, Kissimmee, Longwood, Sanford, Lake Buena Vista, Winter Park, Winter Garden, Regal Pointe, Aloma-Winter Park, Osceola, Apopka, Isleworth-Windermere, South Chase, Shadow Wood-Seaworld, Rolling Oaks, Oviedo-Mitchell Hammock, Lake Nona, Lee Vista, Celebration Place-Disney, FL Hospital-Downtown, Premier Outlet Foot Ct., Mt. Dora, Champions Gate, Millenia Mall


Thank You to Our Toy Drive Sponsors


Do you want to help but would like to save time and gas money? Click here to shop from our online wish list and have your donations shipped right to us!


You can drop off your donation or unwrapped gifts at The New Hope for Kids Center for Grieving Children, 544 Mayo Ave., Maitland during the following times:

  • Monday – Friday, December 10th – 14th 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday – Sunday, December 15th – 16th 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Monday, December 17th – 10:00am – 7:00pm

or call 407-928-4719 to arrange a pickup.