Fire Truck O'Toys

Spread the Joy —
Tell Your Friends

HO HO HO!

That means THANK YOU!

Well, we did it! Thanks to the amazing support of everyone who donated, spread the word, stacked, shopped, counted, loaded and delivered hundreds of toys to kids at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children and Mercy Hospital. We have officially exceeded our goal of 2,000 toys!

The Domino’s special will continue through the end of the year, and donations stay open year-round, so if you still want to help, you can. You can also connect with us on Facebook to stay updated on next year’s efforts and see highlights from this year’s deliveries.

THANK YOU for helping us spread joy by the truckload.

Learn How to Donate

Donate your way!

You can buy the toys yourself!

Just drop off or mail the new, unwrapped toys to the address noted below. You can also visit a participating Domino’s location to drop off toys. Find a list here.

You can simply donate money!

Let us handle the holiday shopping madness on your behalf. You can donate via PayPal, or mail a check to the address below. Or order the Fire Truck Special from Domino’s (a large 4-topping or specialty pizza for $12.99) and they’ll donate $1 on your behalf (through December 31)!

Donate Online

Mail
donations to:

SANTA • C/O BOXING CLEVER
1017 OLIVE ST, 9TH FLOOR
SAINT LOUIS, MO • 63101

Santa, Mackenzie and Billy

Santa's Helpers

Mackenzie Scott

Mackenzie always dreamed of becoming a dancer – until she was diagnosed at age 4 with Leggs-Calves-Perthes Disease, a degenerative bone disease. Fortunately, due to the amazing work of St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Mackenzie has undergone treatment and can dream once again of busting her moves for all to see.

Billy Greenwood

Billy has spent over 20 years playing on the radio (16 years in St Louis) and has been a fortunate winner of the Missouri Association of Broadcasters "Major Market Talent of the Year," as well as being nominated Radio & Records "Major Market Talent of the Year." He also served as a judge on USA Network's "Nashville Star." Don’t let him know we told you, but Billy also moonlights as Santa’s little helper!

Season's Greetings

Take a peek at the highlights from past Fire Truck O’Toys events.
Find even more on Facebook.

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Asked Questions

  • Q: How do I donate?
  • A: You can either mail or drop off a new, unwrapped toy, or you can donate money ($15 buys one toy) and let us do the shopping for you. Learn more here.
  • Q: Where do I mail or drop off donations?
  • A: You can mail or drop off toys or checks here:
    • Santa
    • c/o Boxing Clever
    • 1017 Olive St., 9th Floor
    • Saint Louis, MO 63101
  • Q: What if I purchased toys but cannot drop them off?
  • A: No worries, we’d love to help you! You can always mail them to the address above. Or just call our office at (314) 446-1861 and we’ll help set up a pickup time and place.
  • Q: I don’t have time to shop. Can I donate money instead?
  • A: Absolutely! You can donate via PayPal or via mail.
  • Q: How many toys were donated last year?
  • A: Between donated toys and $3,000 in monetary donations, we were able to deliver over 1,100 gifts to the children at the participating hospitals!
  • Q: Where do the donations go?
  • A: Donations will be split between SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children and Mercy Hospital, based on the individual hospital’s needs.
  • Q: What is the last date you’ll accept donations?
  • A: The Domino’s pizza special runs through December 31, 2013. While we have met our goal for toys this year, we can accept donations year-round to help get a jumpstart on next year’s efforts!
  • Q: If I donate money, how is it used?
  • A: We are strictly Santa’s helpers and 100% of all monetary donations will be used to purchase toys for the children at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Mercy Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children. Any cash donations exceeding the 2,000 toy goal will be donated entirely to Children’s Miracle Network. Fire Truck O’Toys is a registered Missouri Nonprofit Corporation.
  • Q: What types of gifts will be accepted?
  • A: We're looking for a variety of new, unwrapped toys that can be gender specific or fit for both girls and boys. The gifts will be given to children of all ages. Ideas include dolls, puzzles, board games, art supplies, video games or books.

    Hit up your local department or toy store, use your imagination, and have fun! Not interested in shopping? No problem. Every $15 donation buys one toy, and we’ll gladly help Santa do some shopping.
  • Q: What items will not be accepted?
  • A: We will be unable to accept any religious items or toys that have been previously opened and/or used.
  • Q: How many toys can I donate?
  • A: We’re trying to bring smiles to as many kids as possible, so the more, the merrier! We appreciate every single donation made, no matter the size.
  • Q: What happens if there are extra toys left after the kids receive their gifts?
  • A: Any extra toys will be kept at the hospitals to help sick children celebrate birthdays and other occasions throughout the year. Santa may only deliver once a year, but the joy you help him bring will continue to shine all year long.
  • Q: How long has Fire Truck O'Toys been operating?
  • A: Fire Truck O'Toys is an annual holiday charity, and 2013 marked its third year in action.
  • Q: I'm a member of the media, and I'd like to know more about this organization. Who should I speak to?
  • A: We'd love to hear from you! If you're a member of the press, please contact Dave Scott at (314) 338-7550, or email Dave directly and he’ll gladly make time to speak with you.
  • Q: What if I have a question that isn’t answered here?
  • A: Easy! Give us a call at (314) 338-7550, or email us and we’ll help you out. Talk soon!

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