Little Italy Toy Drive


November 2nd to December 14th

Join the Little Italy Association and local businesses to Bring Joy by Giving A Toy! 

Over the past decade, the Little Italy Association has hosted the Little Italy Toy Drive to benefit the foster children of New Alternatives, Inc. and has brought in over 6,000 toys.  Local restaurants, retailers and the Little Italy Mercato will host drop-off boxes where San Diegans and guests can drop-off a new unwrapped toy. Toys are requested to be new, unwrapped and appropriate for a child between ages 1 and 18.

In light of COVID-19, New Alternatives, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is also accepting monetary donations to support the Little Italy Toy Drive.  If you are interested in making a monetary donation, please email Teresa Theriault.

The Little Italy Toy Drive has been such a success each year that the toys donated support New Alternatives throughout the entire year, not just during the holiday season!

Drop-off Points

The ESET Building | 610 W. Ash @ Little Italy
610 W. Ash Street

Cafe Gratitude
1980 Kettner Boulevard
619 736 5077

Caffe Italia
1704 India Street
619 234 6767

Davanti Enoteca
1655 India Street
619 237 9606

Graze by Sam
555 W. Date Street
619 269 0335

Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites
2137 Pacific Highway
619 696 6300

Juniper & Ivy
2228 Kettner Boulevard
619 269 9036

Little Italy Mercato (Saturdays Only)
Piazza della Famiglia on India & W. Date

L.Y.M. Salon
1550 Front Street #23
619 993 0651