Gifting for Families

Collecting toys for children in Northern Virginia

Help make the holiday season brighter for more than 2,000 children and their families in Northern Virginia. Whether you donate, volunteer, or organize a toy drive, it can’t happen without you.

1. Donate Toys

New toys for children of all ages are needed to stock our Toy Closet. (If possible, please shop for infants/toddlers or teens, as these age groups can be overlooked.) For our list of suggested toys, click here.

Toy Closet Address*:
13868 Metrotech Dr.
Chantilly, VA 20151
*located next to PetSmart

For assistance locating our Toy Closet or any other questions regarding toy donations, please call 571.386.9028.

Drop-Off Dates:
Monday, Dec. 11, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

2. Donate Funds

Your donation enables us to purchase any additional toys or gift cards needed, as well as grocery store gift cards for our client families to use for holiday meals and basic necessities.

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3. Volunteer

To sign up for a shift, please contact Navara Cannon at or 571.748.2536.

4. Donate Gift Cards

Gift cards in suggested multiples of $25 are also appreciated. Target and Wal-Mart gift cards provide the most flexibility for our clients who can use them for food, necessities, and clothing or holiday purchases. Supermarket gift cards are also gratefully accepted.

Gift cards and donations paid by check (please make payable to “NVFS” and indicate “Holiday Programs” in the Memo Line) should be delivered to

Northern Virginia Family Service
ATTN: Holiday Initiatives
10455 White Granite Dr., Suite 100
Oakton, VA 22124

Please note, should contributions to Gifting for Families exceed our budgeted need, gifts will be directed to where they are needed most to help children and families living in poverty throughout Northern Virginia.