The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Evansville District Council is partnering with WIKY 104 FM on the 3rd annual Ton of Toys Program to help provide toys and gifts for the children of those experiencing financial difficulties.
Collection boxes for toy donations will be located at the Lucas Oil Centers on N. Green River Road and W. Lloyd Expressway and the Evansville and Newburgh German American Bank lobbies.
New, unwrapped toys may be brought to any of these locations during their business hours beginning Monday, November 23. The last day for donating at the German American Bank locations is Friday, December 11. Donations will be accepted at the Lucas Oil Centers through Sunday, December 13.
Please note that online donations are encouraged to reduce risk of COVID exposure. CLICK HERE to visit our donation page and make an online financial contribution.
How does the process work for the family needing assistance?
Families need to be referred by a member or volunteer of St. Vincent de Paul. The phone number to call is (812)425-3485. Information on shopping days and hours, directions, and a copy of the completed voucher will be emailed or mailed to the family requesting assistance for Christmas shopping.
Who can participate?
Only children under the age of 18 may be registered for participation and must reside in Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh or Warrick counties. Families may not be registered with any other Christmas toy giveaway program. Requests must be submitted to St. Vincent de Paul by Dec. 14.
The Catholic Center is providing the space for shopping, which will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, December 15, 16 and 17 from 10:00 to 3:30 CST. The cost to the family is 25¢ per child. Based on availability of presents, children can receive two toys, a stocking stuffer, a family game and a puzzle.