From November 25 until December 15, the Cape Coral Fire Department will be collecting toys and gifts for children in our community who have special needs, suffer from chronic illnesses such as cancer, are in foster care, or have families struggling with financial difficulties. Donations for boys and girls of all ages (newborn to 17) are needed. Gifts for teens are often in short supply. Please consider donating gift cards, makeup, body soaps, perfume or cologne, arts and crafts supplies, sport equipment, or entertainment items for this age group.
If you would like to contribute, please bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift to any of the Cape coral fire stations by Sunday, December 15:
Station 1 - 4610 Coronado Parkway
Station 2 - 521 Nicholas Parkway
Station 3 - 1627 Everest Parkway
Station 4 - 2007 Santa Barbara Boulevard
Station 5 - 1029 Diplomat Parkway
Station 6 - 4540 Chiquita Boulevard
Station 7 - 3942 Burnt Store Road
Station 8 - 707 SW 1st Street
Station 9 - 4107 Pelican Boulevard
Station 10 - 3623 Gator Circle
Station 11 - 1038 Burnt Store Road
Station 12 - 2129 Chiquita Boulevard
Or the lobby of City Hall located at 1015 Cultural Park Boulevard
If you have a business or group that would like to partner with the Cape Coral Fire Department for toy collections, please contact email@example.com or call (239) 242-3303.
If you or someone you know could use a little help this year, please complete the below application. All children MUST live in Cape Coral in the same household and be 17 and younger. *Please note, submission of application does not guarantee receipt of toys. How many families we are able to support depends on the number of donations received. You will be notified by December 13 whether or not we will be able to provide toys.
The Cape Coral Fire Department would like to thank the community for making the 2023 annual Toy Drive the most successful ever! Initially requests were high, and donations were low. However, individuals and businesses quickly jumped into action when they learned of this discrepancy. Thanks to their generosity, almost 1100 children received toys and gifts! This is the most assistance the Cape Coral Fire Department has ever been able to provide through the Toy Drive. Recipients were those who have special needs, suffer from chronic illnesses such as cancer, are in foster care, or have families struggling with financial difficulties and were reached through direct applications, the Donate 4 Kidz Foundation, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Candlelighters of SWFL, and the Cape Coral Technical College.
A special thank you to our partner agencies who helped in collecting toys:
Publix at Santa Barbara Centre
Publix at Shoppes at North Cape
FK Your Diet
My Health Onsite
Insite Managed Solutions
Forest Development Team, the developer for Gulf Gateway Resort and Marina Village at Seven Islands
And of course, a huge thank you to the community members who donated. Because of your generosity, recipients of the toy drive were able to be gifted with multiple presents and were so appreciative of the very happy holidays this enabled them to have.
The Toy Drive would not be possible without the help of our amazing volunteers. Thank you to the Ida Baker High School Fire Academy students, our CERT volunteers, and the CCFD Community Foundation.
Some of our happy recipients
Some of our generous partner agencies
Some of our wonderful volunteers