Skip to Main Content

Little Italy Toy Drive


November 1, 2021 to December 13, 2021

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.

New Alternatives, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is also accepts 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!

Participating Businesses

Caffe Italia
1704 India St.

Graze by Sam
555 W. Date St., B

Little Italy Association of San Diego
2210 Columbia St. or 710 W. Ivy St.

Little Italy Food Hall
550 W. Date St., B

Little Italy Mercato
India & W. Date Sts.
Wednesdays & Saturdays ONLY

L.Y.M. Salon
1550 Front St., #23

The Physical Therapy Effect
1601 Kettner Blvd., #11

Shake Shack
2008 India St.

SMR
1495 Pacific Hwy, #400

American Institute Tax Planners
8885 Rio San Diego Dr., #237