With the statewide support of New Opportunities and an annual partnership with the Iowa Toys for Tots foundation, each county can offer assistance for low-income families to ensure a brighter holiday season! To receive free toys for Christmas, eligible families can apply for our free toys program at their local county outreach center. If you would like to apply for free Christmas gifts for your children, we invite you to complete the Toys for Tots application.
Each county collects holiday donations from various Christmas toy drives and distributes them to families before Christmas. New Opportunities always adapts to present needs, helping more than 1,000 children get a free Christmas toy on average each year! Through Christmas charity organizations, like New Opportunities and Iowa Toys for Tots, you can help children in your community have a brighter holiday season!
Under this program for low-income families, children that receive toys are usually between the ages of 0-12 years old. If you are looking to support local families, please consider supporting your local New Opportunities and Toys for Tots in Iowa campaign. We ask that you donate Christmas gifts that are new and unwrapped for our Christmas assistance program. This allows parents to wrap the gifts themselves and personalize them for their children!
We are always looking for gift ideas for older children. Over the years, we have found that it can be more challenging to provide them with great gifts. Because we work closely to help families in our local communities, New Opportunities is a great option when looking for organizations to donate to for Christmas. If you are interested in donating toys or organizing a Christmas toy drive, we encourage you to get involved!