Everyone has the power to make a difference. Celebrate the season of giving by donating to one of Parks & Rec’s local toy, clothing, or food drives. Together, we can help others in the community at this special time of year. 

Here are some highlights:   

McPherson Square Toy & Winter Warmth Drive 

This holiday season, donate NEW toys and winter accessories for young people and families in Kensington. Families will receive donated items at the McPherson Square Holiday Celebration. It will be held on December 16, 2023.  

Drop off NEW items to help spread holiday cheer through Friday, December 15. Collection boxes are located at  

  • One Parkway Building 
  • The Municipal Services Building 
  • The northwest entrance to City Hall 

Or, you can buy a gift through this Amazon Wishlist.  

For more information, contact John Murawski at John.Murawski@Phila.gov.  


Operation Angels Outreach Drive

December 1-22, 2023
1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Holmesburg Recreation Center–4500 Rhawn Street, 19136.

Spread holiday cheer by donating to our toy and food drive. Items can be dropped off at the center. Donations will be accepted until December 22, 2023. Call 215-685-8714 for more information.

West Mill Creek Coat Drive and Give Away

December 15, 2023
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
West Mill Creek Recreation Center–5100 Parrish Street, 19139.

Give the gift of warmth this holiday season. Donations of new or gently used coats are needed for children and adults. Please call 215-685-0186 for more information.

Toy and Coat Drive

December 1-15, 2023
1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mon-Fri.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
Belfield Recreation Center-2109 W. Chew Avenue, 19138.

Toys are needed for youth 17 years old and under. The rec center is also collecting coats for all ages. Coats for infants to adults are needed. Make a difference in your community. See more details on Facebook. 


Use the Parks & Rec Finder app to locate a toy, clothing, or food drive near you.