The 6th annual re:love toy drive
Bring a toy for a child in need and get your house fix for free.
w/ selections by:
• Bret Wallace (re:love)
• Darin Westcott (re:love)
• Dougal (F.A.M.I.L.Y. / re:love)
• Lowkey (re:love)
• Thee-O (re:love)
• Tony Gamboa (re:love)
+ a very special guest
BassMaxx / Turbosound provided by Bee Matty
This year we will be collecting toys for children at CHOC Childrens Hospital. Gift ideas and CHOC Hospital wishlist can be found here:
If you're unable to attend the event, but would still like to make a contruntion to CHOC Hospital, you can find more info here:
CHOC gladly accepts new toys to help keep our patients entertained and engaged while in the hospital. You may view specific toys we need on our Amazon registry under Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Many toys are more popular and appropriate for use in the hospital. The hospital is a unique setting, so to meet our needs we ask that all donors please choose from the following items only for your donation. Durable, cleanable toys are most useful in the hospital setting.
Infant & Toddler:
Crib Toys – mobiles, mirrors, busy boxes
Teethers & Rattles
Little People/Weeble People
Musical Toys (ones with buttons, knobs, light up, etc.)
See ’n Say/Talking phones
Shape sorters/Stacking toys
Action Figures (Batman, Superman, Dora, Sponge Bob, My Little Pony, etc.)
Barbie Dolls/small dolls
Beads & jewelry making kits
Coloring books, Paint by Numbers, Velvet color posters
Craft sets/ Stickers
I Spy Books/Look ‘n’ Find books
Light-up wands/Light & spin toys
Small Lego building sets/Bionacles
Matchbox /Hotwheel cars (small size cars)
Playdoh/Model magic-all colors
Playing cards & Uno cards
Puzzles – 24, 63 & 100 pieces
Markers & crayons (8, 16 & 24 pack)
Board games – popularity for different games changes over time. Please refer to our Amazon wish list for the most current requests.
We are always in need of more activities for our teen population.
Manicure kits with nail polish, polish remover, files, etc. are especially useful for our girls who are in the hospital for extended periods of time.
Intricate craft kits (from stores such as Michaels)
Wooden items to paint- birdhouses, small boxes, etc. (Michaels)
Model kits (snap-together cars, airplanes, etc)
Handheld electronic games
DVDs- PG13 ratings (English and Spanish) New release movies only
Video games: Wii, Playstation III, Xbox 360, Game Cube (Rated E & T-nonviolent)
Magazine subscriptions: Teen Vogue, Seventeen, People, Bop, J-14, etc.
(Mailed to: CHOC Child Life Dept, 1201 W. La Veta Ave, Orange, CA 92868)
Small toys from the Dollar Store
(From stores such as Michael’s or JoAnne’s)
Beads, crayons, markers, glue, paint by numbers, fuzzy art posters, coloring books, needlepoint, wooden items to paint (birdhouses, trinket boxes, etc.), seasonal crafts, scissors
Items we cannot accept
Due to infection control guidelines and for the protection of our patients all donations must be newly purchased items. We are not able to utilize used goods.
We are not able to accept the following items:
Handmade blankets, hats, socks, etc. (We have groups that provide these regularly and are not in need of any more at this time.)
Get well cards
Big items, i.e. bikes, skate boards
Used toys or collections
Storage space is extremely limited, so in lieu of toy donations, we strongly encourage donors to consider giving gift cards to places such as:
Toys “R” Us or Babies “R” Us
And Visa gift cards are always appreciated!
Gift cards enable our trained Child Life Specialists to purchase toys, craft supplies and gifts when needed throughout the year based on the developmental age and gender of our current patients. In addition to helping us best meet the needs of our patients, gift card donations alleviate the need for us to secure and pay for offsite storage. Please note that grocery store & gas station cards can be given to our families in need. Cash is accepted, as well.
All gifts & toys will be hand delivered by Bret Wallace on Christmas Eve to CHOC Hospital. A fundraiser that has been near and dear to his heart, since he spent a great amount of time there growing up throughout his childhood.