Holiday Toy Drive

Holiday Toy Drive benefits children in the greater Waterbury areaEstablished in 1987, New Opportunities Holiday Toy Drive benefits boys and girls, from 6 months to 18 years of age, living in the Greater Waterbury, Greater Meriden, Greater Torrington and Thomaston areas.

Donating to our Holiday Toy Drive

Our Holiday Toy Drive exists due to the generosity of individuals, businesses and organizations that provide support. Here's how you can help!

  • Hosting a toy drive at your office or place or business
  • Donate a new, unwrapped toy or gift card
  • Make a monetary donation to our toy drive
  • Hosting a fundraiser, such as a "Jeans Friday", to generate a donation to the toy drive 

For more information, contact John Walnycky by telephone at (203) 575-4359 or by email jwalnycky [at] newoppinc [dot] org.

Toy Drop Off Locations - 2013

Donations of new unwrapped toys can be dropped off to the following locations beginning on November 29th and continuing until December 23rd:

Locations in Greater Waterbury include:

  • Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. -- 1713 Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury, CT
  • Big Lots -- 650 Wolcott Street in Waterbury, CT
  • Connecticut State Police, Troop A -- 90 Lakeside Road in Southbury, CT
  • Connecticut State Police, Troop A Satellite Office -- 429 Oxford Road in Oxford, CT
  • Dollar General -- 1630 Watertown Avenue in Waterbury, CT
  • Dr. Robert J. Rung, Jr., DMD. -- 229 Highland Avenue in Waterbury, CT
  • Ion Bank (formerly Naugatuck Savings Bank) -- 910 Wolcott Street in Waterbury, CT
  • First Congregational Church (Sunday drop offs only) -- 222 West Main Street in Waterbury, CT
  • Marion Manufacturing -- 1675 Reinhard Road in Cheshire, CT
  • Mattatuck Museum -- 144 West Main Street in Waterbury, CT
  • New Opportunities Inc. -- 232 North Elm Street in Waterbury, CT
  • Paisano’s Restaurant -- 538 Meriden Road in Waterbury, CT
  • Palace Theater -- 100 East Main Street in Waterbury, CT
  • People’s United Bank -- 250 Bank Street in Waterbury, CT
  • People’s United Bank at Stop & Shop -- 240 Chase Avenue in Waterbury, CT
  • People’s United Bank at Stop & Shop -- 410 Reidville Drive in Waterbury, CT
  • People’s United Bank at Stop & Shop -- 727 Rubber Avenue in Naugatuck, CT
  • People’s United Bank at Stop & Shop -- 757 Straights Turnpike in Watertown, CT
  • People’s United Bank at Stop & Shop -- 910 Wolcott Street in Waterbury, CT
  • Regal Cinema’s at the Brass Mill Center -- 495 Union Street in Waterbury, CT
  • Sarracco Mechanical Services -- 71 Naugatuck Drive in Naugatuck, CT
  • Savings Bank of Danbury -- 325 Main Street in Southbury, CT
  • Savings Bank of Danbury -- 357 Bank Street in Waterbury, CT
  • Savings Bank of Danbury -- 650 Wolcott Street in Waterbury, CT
  • Secor, Cassidy & McPartland, P.C. -- 41 Church Street in Waterbury, CT
  • Shaker Automotive Group -- 831 Straits Turnpike in Watertown, CT
  • Silas Bronson Public Library -- 267 Grand Street in Waterbury, CT
  • Silas Bronson Public Library, Bunker Hill Branch -- 192 Bunker Hill Avenue in Waterbury, CT
  • Swirls Frozen Yogurt -- 1565 Watertown Avenue in Waterbury, CT
  • Thomaston Savings Bank -- 985 Watertown Avenue in Waterbury, CT
  • Timexpo: The Timex Museum -- 175 Union Street in Waterbury, CT
  • Urology Specialists PC -- 1579 Straits Turnpike in Middlebury, CT
  • Waterbury Board of Education -- 236 Grand Street, 3rd Floor, in Waterbury, CT
  • Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce -- 83 Bank Street, 4th Floor, in Waterbury, CT
  • Watertown Public Library -- 470 Main Street in Watertown, CT
  • Watertown Public Library, Oakville Branch -- 55 Davis Street in Oakville, CT
  • Webster Bank -- 733 Rubber Avenue in Naugatuck, CT

Locations in Greater Meriden include:

  • Cheshire Package Story -- 153 Highland Avenue in Cheshire, CT
  • Kone Cranes -- 99 Clark Drive in East Berlin, CT
  • Meriden Fire Department -- 1075 East Main Street in Meriden, CT
  • Meriden Fire Department -- 168 Capital Avenue in Meriden, CT
  • Meriden Fire Department -- 260 Sherman Avenue in Meriden, CT
  • Meriden Fire Department -- 561 Broad Street in Meriden, CT
  • Meriden Fire Department -- 61 Pratt Street in Meriden, CT
  • New Opportunities Inc. -- 74 Cambridge Street in Meriden, CT
  • Olympic Taekwon-Do Academy -- 136 Elm Street in Cheshire, CT
  • St. Thomas Becket -- 435 N Brooksvale Road in Cheshire, CT
  • Thomaston Feed -- 849-851 South Main Street (Route 10) in Cheshire, CT

Locations in Greater Torrington include:

  • New Opportunities Inc. -- 138 Migeon Avenue in Torrington, CT
  • Northwest Community Savings Bank -- 416 Winsted Road in Torrington, CT
  • Northwest Community Savings Bank -- 86 Main Street in Winsted, CT
  • Torrington Savings Bank -- 129 Main Street in Torrington, CT
  • Torrington Savings Bank -- 235 Dibble Street in Torrington, CT
  • Torrington Savings Bank -- 635 Main Street in Torrington, CT

Locations in Greater Thomaston include:

  • Crabby Al's Restaurant -- 147 East Main Street in Thomaston, CT
  • New Opportunities Inc. -- 310 Main Street in Thomaston, CT
  • Thomaston Feed -- 141 Watertown Avenue in Thomaston, CT
  • Thomaston Savings Bank -- 203 Main Street in Thomaston, CT
  • Thomaston Savings Bank -- 40 Middle Street in Bristol, CT

Locations in Greater Hartford include:

  • The Office of Senator Joan Hartley -- Legislative Office Building; 300 Capital Avenue in Hartford, CT
  • The Office of Senator Joseph Markley -- Legislative Office Building; 300 Capital Avenue in Hartford, CT
  • The Office of Senator Robert Kane -- Legislative Office Building; 300 Capital Avenue in Hartford, CT

Other individuals and organizations supporting our Toy Drive include:

  • Carmody and Torrance LLP. -- Waterbury, CT
  • Hallmark
  • OGS Technologies -- Cheshire, CT
  • Post University -- Waterbury, CT
  • Representative Anthony D’Amelio
  • Representative Jeffrey Berger
  • Representative Larry Butler
  • Representative Sean Williams
  • Representative Selim Noujaim
  • Representative Victor Ceuvas
  • Smaller Manufacturers Association of Connecticut -- Waterbury, CT
  • Webster Bank -- Administrative Offices in Cheshire, CT
  • Waterbury Public School's (Project Toys)

Signing up to Receive Toys

Clients with children up to 18 years of age are eligible to receive toys.  To request a toy, please fill out our Toy Request Form (available from your family service worker or case manager). 

Please note that this application does not guarantee that a toy will be available.  Availability of toys is dependent on the generosity of our donors.

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