Where To Donate Toys in Erie This Holiday Season

Want to donate new or used toys and other kid items this holiday season? Here's where to do it.

By Kara Murphy November 20, 2022

Looking to donate new or gently used toys, books and other children's items in Erie this holiday season? Here is a list of organizations and groups you can support with a donation.

Updated Nov. 20, 2022

Have a nonprofit or organization you support not listed here that is collecting items during the holiday season? Let me know at and we'll add it to the list!

Donate new toys and other items:

Erie's Giving Tree

This is like Project Secret Santa. The group is made up of secret gifters. Join their Facebook page if you want to sponsor a child/ren for any holiday that comes around. 

Mercy Center for Women

The Mercy Center for Women has a Christmas Amazon wish list of items put together by residents and staff.

St. Martin Center

St. Martin Center provide services to help crisis situations, plus programs to help people get on their feet and on the path to self-sufficiency. Their Amazon wish list can be found here.

Crime Victim Center

Counselors use art to help children deal with trauma. The Crime Victim Center is always in need of art supplies like fingerpaint, paper and sketchpads. See their Amazon wish list here.

Where to donate gently-used and gently-loved items:

Little Free Pantries

Gently-used gloves, hats, socks and other small items for children and adults are always in need at Little Free Pantries throughout Erie. Find a list of Little Free Pantries here. You can also drop off donations at the home at 816 W. Eighth St. Donations will be distributed to Little Free Pantries throughout Erie. 

Little Free Libraries

Always in need of gently-used books. Here are the locations of Little Free Libraries around Erie (Please note this list was last updated in 2019).

Looking for more holiday fun? 

See our 2022 Erie Holiday Fun Guide with all the details on events, Grinch sightings, craft fairs, and much more!