Need help with gifts for your family this holiday season? These resources can help you get toys and other presents for free or low cost.
Play It Forward
Saturday, December 14, 2019
8 am – 3 pm
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Families can come and “shop” toys for free from 8am-3pm on 12/14/19. Every family can take up to 3 toys and 3 books per child. In order to participate, come to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and line up outside of the West Hall front doors to receive a wristband, starting at 6:30am (first come, first serve). Your wristband will give you a specific time to come back and shop so you will not need to wait in line to get inside after you receive your wristband. Please dress appropriately to wait outside for your wristband, especially if you arrive prior to 6:30am. Please see the website for more info.
Open House Distribution Days
December 18-19, 2019
8am to 7pm
2001 Park Manor Blvd, Robinson Township, PA (Old Toys R Us next to IKEA)
Families in Southern Allegheny County who did not receive toys through their local non-profit can come to the open house distribution. You will need valid ID, ACCESS card or other proof of need, birth certificates or equivalent for all children in the household, utility bill/lease/other proof that you live in Southern Allegheny County. See website for more information and distribution day rules.
North Hills Community Outreach
Contact Vicki Burstynowicz, Sharing Projects Coordinator at 412-487-6316, opt. 1 ext. 3143 or [email protected] if you want to visit the Holiday Toy Shop to get gifts for your children. NHCO only serves residents in Northern Allegheny County, north of the city.
The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania’s Treasures for Children may be able to provide gifts for you children this holiday season. Contact your local Salvation Army center to find out how you can connect to this program.
You could also contact local churches and social service agencies in your area to see if they have programs that can help with toys for the holidays.
For low-cost gifts try shopping at the following thrift stores:
Salvation Army stores (check for nearest location)
Goodwill stores (check for nearest location)
Red, White, & Blue Thrift Stores (check for nearest location)
Zicknacks Community Thrift Store
2544 Library Rd Suite 102, Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Repurposed Thrift Store
7805 McKnight Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Repurposed for Kids
425 E Ohio St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (soon to be moving)
**Until December 24, they are having a $5 bag sale on everything in the store. Anything too large for a bag is 50% off.