WRTV 2021 Indianapolis Toy Drive

Thank you for another successful year!

Thank you for your generous support towards making the WRTV 21st Annual Toy Drive our best year ever!

We not only helped over 7,000 children and their families through our 7 recipient organizations across Central Indiana . . . we were also able to support our neighbors in need in Kentucky, survivors of the devastating tornadoes. With your help we were able to raise over $17,000 in online and in person cash donations. In addition to those direct funds, WRTV collected over 22 truckloads of new toys (over 1,000 toys each truckload) from 103 locations! This was an AMAZING effort and without your donations, and the support of the Scripps Howard Foundation, City of Indianapolis, Simon Malls and the Red Cross we would never have been able to help so many!

Cheers to you and happy holidays!!!

Join us for the WRTV 21st Annual Toy Drive benefitting children all across Central Indiana!

The WRTV 21st Annual Toy Drive is a fund of the Scripps Howard Foundation. One hundred percent of contributions are used to help the local Indianapolis metro area community.

Our community needs help more than ever. You have multiple ways to give, ensuring families and children across Central Indiana will have a wonderful surprise and beautiful gifts this holiday season.


  • Grace Care Center
  • Servants Heart Indy
  • Urban Act Academy
  • Project Angel
  • Churches in Mission
  • Amp Harris’ Put A Smile On A Childs Face For Christmas Toy Giveaway
  • Riley Cheer Guild

Donation Events

  • Kickoff the WRTV Toy Drive at the Indiana State Fairgrounds for WRTV night at the Christmas Nights of Lights on Saturday, November 13th.  A portion of all ticket sales go directly to support the Toy Drive!  Reservations are required so get your tickets now https://tickets.christmasnightsoflights.com/indianapolis#1113
  • WRTV returns to Monument Circle for our 1st Collection Event on Wednesday, December 1st.  Drop off a new, unwrapped toy or cash/check and meet your favorite WRTV talent . . . with a special guests including The Circle City Corvette Club and Santa with his reindeer.  Drive around and stop from 6 AM – 2 PM
  • Simon Mall Collection Day will be Saturday, December 4th from 10AM – 2PM at your favorite neighborhood Simon Mall. We’re making things easier by bringing the WRTV Toy Drive to the people! Drop off your new, unwrapped toy or cash/check to these participating Simon Mall locations and meet the Indy Fuel’s Nitro and your favorite WRTV personalities!
  • Greenwood Park Mall - Visit us inside by Santa.
  • Fashion Mall at Keystone - Visit us inside by Santa.
  • Hamilton Town Center - Visit us between Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Bella Pizzaria.
  • Indy Fuel Teddy Bear Toss - Saturday, Dec. 18th. Indy Fuel Teddy Bear Toss - Join WRTV at Indiana Farmer’s Coliseum at 7PM and bring a new, unwrapped stuffed animal to drop off as you enter the Coliseum for the Indy Fuel Teddy Bear Toss benefitting WRTV’s 21st Annual Toy Drive! Get your tickets now!

Locations to Drop off New Unwrapped Toys through December 3rd

Athletico Physical Therapy's Indy North region will be collecting new, unwrapped toys through December 9th. Drop off a toy today at a participating location below.

Anderson (190001)4227 S Scatterfield Rd, Anderson, IN 46013
Broad Ripple (190036)6280 N College Ave, Ste 300, Indianapolis, IN 46220
Carmel (190005)12505 Old Meridian, Ste E, Carmel, IN 46032
Castleton5265 E 82nd St, Ste 200 Indianapolis, IN 46250
Fishers (190008)8235 E 116th St, Fishers, IN 46038
Fishers East (190009)11780 Olio Rd, Ste 100, Fishers, IN 46037
Geist (190011)11725 Fox Rd, Ste D, Indianapolis, IN 46236
Kokomo West (190019)1932 S Dixon Rd, Kokomo, IN 46902
Marion (190054)3105 S Western Ave, Marion, IN 46953
Muncie3911 W Clara Lane Muncie, IN 47304
Noblesville (190026)15887 Cumberland Rd, Noblesville, IN 46060
Noblesville Hazel Dell14765 Hazel Dell Crossing Ste 1000 Noblesville IN 
Westfield (190039)956 Tournament Tr, Westfield, IN 46074

Any U-Stor locations below

U-STOR Washington I3370 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201(317) 634-4462
U-STOR Rockville Road7507 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46214(317) 271-2774
U-STOR Kentucky Ave.3740 Kentucky Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46221(317) 247-7643
U-STOR Meridian8010 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46217(317) 882-5566
U-STOR Madison3120 Madison Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227(317) 786-3128
U-STOR 38th street7801 E 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46226(317) 899-2358
U-STOR Michigan Rd6888 N. Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268(317) 255-5339
U-STOR High School Rd.4261 N High School Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254(317) 297-2233
U-STOR Mitthoeffer334 N Mitthoeffer Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46229(317) 899-5352
U-STOR 56th Street4150 W 56th Street Indianapolis, IN 46254(317) 299-2104
U-STOR Greenwood1512 US Highway 31 South Greenwood, IN 46143(317) 881-1144
U-STOR Southport Rd.7027 Company Dr Indianapolis, IN 46237(317) 885-0430
U-STOR Sunnyside6025 Sunnyside Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46236(317)-723-3749
U-STOR Washington II6715 E Washington St Indianapolis, IN 46201(317) 357-2280
U-STOR Thompson Rd.5445 E Thompson Rd Indianapolis, IN 46237(317) 780-5860
U-STOR E 56TH Street4055 E 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46235(317)253-1300
U-STOR Fishers10921 E 126th St, Fishers, IN 46038(317)915-1400
U-STOR Zionsville5055 W 106th St, Zionsville, IN 46077(317)873-9600

Any Indiana Members Credit Union location below

Avon Branch10438 E US 36 AvonIn46123
Beech Grove Branch1701 Albany Ave.Beech GroveIn46107
Brownsburg Branch1553 N Green St.BrownsburgIn46112
Campus Branch420 University Blvd., Ste. 205IndianapolisIn46202
Carmel Branch4790 E. 96th StIndianapolisIn46240
Castleton Branch7470 E 82nd St.IndianapolisIn46256
Center Grove Branch1604 S SR135GreenwoodIn46143
College Park Branch8910 Wesleyan Rd.IndianapolisIn46268
Community Branch1400 N Ritter Ave., Ste. 100IndianapolisIn46219
Downtown Branch136 N Delaware St.IndianapolisIn46204
Eastside Branch95 S. Mitthoeffer Rd.IndianapolisIn46229
Ellettsville Branch3647 W. State Rd. 46BloomingtonIn47404
Fishers Branch13220 Olio Rd.FishersIn46037
Franklin Branch1073 West Jefferson St.FranklinIn46131
Government Center Branch302 W Washington, E-031IndianapolisIn46204
Greenwood Branch1115 N Madison Ave.IndianapolisIn46142
Marion Branch1619 E 38th St.MarionIn46953
Muncie Branch2401 University Ave.MuncieIn47303
Noblesville Branch9710 Butterfly Dr.NoblesvilleIn46060
Old Meridian Branch12725 Old Meridian St. CarmelIn46032
Patterson Dr. Branch520 W. Patterson Dr. BloomingtonIn47403
Plainfield Branch2210 Stafford Rd.Plainfield In46168
Southside Branch5047 Madison Ave.IndianapolisIn46227
Stop 11 Branch5940 E Stop 11 Rd.IndianapolisIn46237
West Carmel Branch3975 W 106th St.CarmelIn46032
Westfield Branch4005 Westfield Rd.WestfieldIn46062
Westside Branch7110 W 10th St.IndianapolisIn46214
Zionsville Branch6702 Whitestown Pkwy.ZionsvilleIn46077

Any Classic Cleaners location below

5790 E. Main St., Suite 130Carmel, IN 46033M-F 8:00am-7:00pm Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
14550 Clay Terrace Blvd.Carmel, IN 46032M-F 8:00am-7:00pm Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
9893 Michigan RoadCarmel, IN 46032M-F 8:00am-5:00pm Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
4216 E. 62nd St.Indianapolis, IN 46220M-F 9:00am-5:00pm Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
8071 Knue RdIndianapolis, IN 46250M-F 8:00am-7:00pm Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
8150 Oaklandon Rd., Suite 108Indianapolis, IN 46236M-F 9:00am-5:00pm Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
11501 Geist Pavilion Dr.Fishers, IN 46037M-F 8:00am-7:00pm Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
8515 Westfield Blvd.Indianapolis, IN 46240M-F 8:00am-7:00pm Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
16072 Spring Mill Station DrWestfiled, IN 46074M-F 8:00am-7:00pm Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
13910 Olivia WayFishers, IN 46037M-F 8:00am-7:00pm Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
14635 N. Gray RoadWestfield  IN 46074M-F 8:00am-7:00pm Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
12730 Meetinghouse Rd.Carmel, IN 46032M-F 9:00am-5:00pm Sat 9:00am-3:00pm
5650 W. 86th St., Ste 138Indianapolis, IN 46278M-F 8:00am-7:00pm Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
4923 N. College AveIndianapolis, IN 46205M-F 8:00am-7:00pm Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
350 E. New York StIndianapolis, IN 46204M-F 9:00am-6:00pm Sat 9:00am-3:00pm
6846 Whitestown PkwyZionsville, IN 46077M-F 9:00am-6:00pm Sat 9:00am-3:00pm
1438 W. Main St, Ste 105Carmel, IN 46032M-F 9:00am-6:00pm Sat 9:00am-3:00pm

Urban Meditation

  • 8487 Union Chapel Rd Suite 780, Indianapolis, IN 46240
  • https://www.urbanmeditationstudio.com/
  • Stop by Urban Meditation now through December 3rd while you’re out holiday shopping to donate a new, unwrapped toy and get "$5 studio bucks" cards per each donation!

Chicago’s Pizza locations

  • https://chicagospizza.com/
  • Donate a NEW, UNWRAPPED toy through December 3rd at our participating locations or show us your online donation confirmation for an order of FREE breadsticks (one per family)!
    • Participating Locations:
      • Indianapolis
      • Whiteland
      • Columbus
      • Fishers
      • McCordsville
      • Greenwood

Can’t make the Indy Fuel Teddy Bear Toss but want to drop off new stuffed animals?

Visit your neighborhood Family Dental through December 17th below:

Cicero Family Dental – Dr. Doug Hartley / Dr. Mary Feekart
411 N Peru St
Cicero, IN 46034

Westfield Family Dental – Dr. Doug Hartley
215 E Main St
Westfield, IN 46074

Lasting Impressions Family Dental – Dr. Kevin Flannagan
14649 N Gray Rd
Westfield, IN 46062

All Star Dental – Dr. Rachel Goad
600 W Northfield Dr Ste 2020
Brownsburg, IN 46112

Goad Family Dentistry – Dr. Logan Goad
6904 S East St suite f
Indianapolis, IN 46227




*If you are in need of support and would like to receive toys from our recipient organizations see their criteria below:*

  • Grace Care Center - The only criteria for friends getting toys is if they are in our service area which is all of Hamilton County and Northern Marion County (north of 56th Street).
    • We will be giving the first opportunity to sign up to those who have been using the Care Center.  After that we will have it open. 
    • Distribution is Dec 19-21.
  • Servant’s Heart Indy - The families must be current clients. Our cut-off for registration is November 13th
    • Toys will be distribute Saturday, December 18th.
  • Urban Act Academy – Must be a student attending Urban Act Academy who uses the services of the pantry.
  • Project Angel – We are currently accepting applications until November 10th, must be postmarked by November 10th if it is mailed in.
    • Our criteria for our families is listed below: 
    • Proof of Residency for Hendricks County, Indiana (utility bill, mortgage statement, lease agreement).  If you live with someone, that person will need to provide this documentation along with a letter stating that you live with them.
    • Current 2021 pay stub If you are not employed, you must state this on the application. Other income must be noted on the application as well (i.e. child support, unemployment or assistance payments). Pay stubs for all adult caregivers of the children must be included. If you are on unemployment, you must submit a copy of the face sheet.
    • Proof of custody or guardianship If the children living with you are not your biological children (i.e. grandchildren), you must provide proof of guardianship or custody.  (example: tax form or letter of explanation)
    • Previous year tax form- First page with Social Security numbers whited out. 
    • Our annual delivery day to the families is Saturday, December 11th.
  • Churches in Mission - We ask everyone to register by Thanksgiving, but we will serve anyone who comes in before Christmas and hasn't been helped by another Morgan County agency (we have a county-wide tracking system).
    • All of our regularly served families have incomes below 150% of poverty level but we do occasionally serve families who've had a major life event that puts them in a temporary crisis (house fire, medical diagnosis taking the primary breadwinner out of the workforce temporarily, etc.). Our distribution will begin right after Thanksgiving up through Dec. 23.
  • Amp Harris’ Put A Smile On A Childs Face For Christmas Toy Giveaway – must pre-register,
  • Riley Cheer Guild - Any patient receiving services at Riley is eligible to receive toys. They receive them from the staff members and clinicians who serve them during their stay. This includes up to 300 inpatients, 200 ED patients and 1000 clinic patients per day.
    • These items are provided continuously, and there is no registration or cut-off date. They are meant to enhance the hospital stay.

For more information on the WRTV Toy Drive and how you and your business can get involved, contact Andrea Collins andrea.collins@wrtv.com 317-402-7977