Tornado relief: How to donate or replace lost toys

The Memorial Day tornadoes destroyed homes leaving beloved toys lost for good.

Among the many ongoing relief efforts, several groups are organizing toy drives to help replace some of those items.

Here’s where you can donate a new toy or find a new toy.

Dayton Inspires, a grassroots community alliance, is collecting new toys to deliver Monday, June 17, to shelters housing families displaced by the tornadoes.

Toy donations can be delivered to these locations:

• Hopeland Church, 6025 Miller Lane, Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Catapult Creative, in the lobby at 10 N. Ludlow St., Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Heart Mercantile, 438 E. Fifth St., Monday – Sunday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Toys can be dropped off in the alley behind the building.

The Word Pentecostal Assemblies of God Church, 3401 W. Siebenthaler Ave., is planning a community toy giveaway Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. until the new toys run out.

Wayne Gibbs of New Lebanon and his neighbors have been collecting toys and delivering them to fire stations and homes in neighborhoods affected by the tornadoes. If you have new or gently used toys to donate they can be dropped off at 319 Capri Place in New Lebanon.

The American Legion Hall, 27 S. Meadow Drive in Trotwood is seeking toy donations. The toys will be distributed Thursday, June 13 during a cookout from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Toys can be dropped off anytime before then.

Are you organizing a toy drive or another tornado relief effort? Send the details to, message us at or submit using the form below.


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