Host a Drive
Host Your Own Toy Drive For Foster Kids!
In California there are more than 60,000 children living in foster care. You can help make their holidays brighter this year by hosting your own Sleep Train Foster Kids Toy Drive. It’s an easy way to give back to your community and leave the heavy lifting of planning and promotion to us!
Current Drive: Toy Drive (11/4 – 12/15)
The holidays can be difficult for foster kids, especially for those who arrive in a new home during this time. In an effort to help California foster kids keep the joy of the holidays in their hearts, Sleep Train is hosting its annual Secret Santa Toy Drive for Foster Kids, and you can help too!
Upcoming Drive: Pajama Drive
How it Works
Spread the Word About Your Donation Drive
Invite, encourage and ask friends, peers, coworkers, family and neighbors to donate new, unwrapped toys for kids of all ages.
Get the word out by talking to friends, neighbors and coworkers, sending an email, and using your social network. Here's a sample email or a sample Facebook post for you to use.
Hang posters, in high-traffic areas or distribute to potential donors at gatherings.
Talk it up at staff meetings, kid's soccer games, or community gatherings, send an announcement in your work newsletter, or slip the information into a meeting agenda.
Collect Your Donations
Create a central place to collect donations, whether it’s the office lobby or kitchen, or your home. Clearly mark containers for check drop-offs and make checks payable to “Sleep Train Foster Kids”. If an online donation is preferred, direct donors here.
Drop Off Your Donations to the Nearest Sleep Train
Use the store locator to find the most convenient drop off location. Or, if the donation is too large for your car, call us 916-751-4300 and we’ll send a delivery truck to pick it up.
Share Your Success
Provide us with your name, contact information and a short story about your efforts, and we’ll share your generosity with local newspapers and community blogs. You deserve the fame and it shows other community members that they can make a difference too. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Host a Drive Resources:
Need more supplies, information or support? Contact us at email@example.com or 916-751-4300, We know that while not everyone can be a foster parent, anyone can help a foster child™.
To: Friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, PTA
Subject: : Help me spread holiday cheer to foster kids!
The holidays can be difficult for foster kids, especially for those who arrive in a new home during this time. In an effort to help California foster kids keep the joy of the holidays in their hearts, I’m supporting Sleep Train’s annual Secret Santa Toy Drive for Foster Kids, and you can help too!
The program is designed to take in donations and disperse them to those children most in need through 24 non-profit partners throughout California. My goal is to collect (number) of new, unwrapped gifts, and I need your help!
Donations of new toys can be dropped off at (insert location) by December 15th, and I will take them to Sleep Train. I have fun shopping and always find great deals that allow me to buy one or two more items, but if shopping isn’t your cup of tea, you can always donate online, and Sleep Train employees will do the shopping on your behalf.
Let me know if you have questions!
Help a foster child this holiday season! Join me in donating to the Sleep Train Secret Santa Toy Drive for Foster Kids. I would like to collect (insert goal #) new, unwrapped toys for kids of all ages. I’m collecting donations at (insert drop off location) through December 15th.
Click here to download printable poster.