Thank you for your interest in United Way 2-1-1 of Greater Atlanta’s 14th Toys for Tots campaign, in partnership with North Atlanta Toys for Tots.
There are several ways to get involved with our 2021 campaign.
The toy request application will be available to eligible nonprofit agencies from August 1st through Oct. 1st, 2021, or as soon as 1200 total toy requests are received. The following rules will apply to all nonprofit agencies applying to receive toys from Toys for Tots:
Toys for Tots ONLY assist nonprofit agencies with toys. Individuals and families in need of toys must contact United Way 2-1-1 to receive referrals for toy assistance.
Ways in which United Way 2-1-1 can be reached 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday:
- Dial 2-1-1 from your phone.
- Text your zip code and need to 898211.
- Visit 211online.unitedwayatlanta.org to search for assistance or to chat live with a 2-1-1 Community Resource Specialist.
- Download the FREE app from your device’s app store.
Nonprofit Toy Requests
- Toys for Tots toys is a supplement to the agency’s toy needs, there is no guarantee an agency will receive any or all toys requested.
- Registration is from August 1st through October 1st, or until once reached 1200 total toy requests.
- Agencies must sign up every year to receive toys. Go to northatlanta.toysfortots.org to apply.
- Neither Toys for Tots nor will United Way staff will submit a toy request for any agency. Each agency must submit their own application.
- Once a toy order is submitted to Toys for Tots, it cannot be changed, modify or revised in any capacity.
- Agencies must email a copy of their IRS issued 501c3 to firstname.lastname@example.org AFTER submitting the toy request. Unfortunately, if we do not receive the 501c3, your toy request will not be processed.
- Orders submitted by for-profit companies will automatically be denied. Toys for Tots only assists agencies registered with the IRS and GA Sec. of State who have a current 501c3 nonprofit status.
- Prior to placing an order all agencies must be registered with the Georgia Secretary of State and have the status of “Active/Compliance” in order to have the toy order considered. Go to sos.ga.gov to check on your agency’s status or to register with the Secretary of State.
- Neither Toys for Tots nor will United Way be held responsible for any mistakes incurred by the GA Sec. of State website that may cause an agency’s toy order to be delayed in consideration or denied.
- If the Parent agency is located outside of the State of Georgia, the agency site located in Georgia must be registered with the GA Secretary of State to have the toy order considered. Registrations from other states outside of GA will not be accepted.
- All applications must include the agency’s EIN number to be accepted. Applications will not be considered without or with an incomplete EIN.
- An automatic confirmation email will be sent immediately to the email provided during registration once the toy order is received by Toys for Tots.
- If you do not receive the confirmation email, it means your order was not received and you must go back to the website to re-register before the deadline.
- Neither Toys for Tots nor will United Way be held responsible if you fail to receive the confirmation email and do not re-register for toys.
- The confirmation email will have a unique control number assigned. You must include your control number in all communications with Toys for Tots and United Way.
- Confirmation email does not guarantee approval of order or that you will receive a full order of toys.
- Agencies can only submit one application per year. If more than one application is received from an agency, then the original application and duplicate(s) may be cancelled.
- The same contact person cannot place multiple orders for different agencies.
- The same contact information (i.e., address, phone number, email) cannot be used to place multiple orders for different agencies. If an agency is found to have the same contact information as another agency, both orders will be cancelled.
- Agencies requesting toys from Toys for Tots must be located within the service area, which includes the following counties: Banks, Barrow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Jackson, Lumpkin, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale and Walton.
- If multiple agencies are located in the same address, the maximum number of toys that can be requested by one agency (500) will be expected to be distributed amongst all of the applying agencies within the same address.
- All agencies must submit the agency’s actual street address. Organizations with home address MUST provide a copy of a bill with the agency’s name and address on it as proof of the organization’s address.
- Orders with a PO Box or the street address of a mail service company (USPS, UPS Store etc) will not be accepted, and the order may be cancelled.
- All toy orders placed before the registration deadline, but not process for consideration by the deadline due to noncompliance or missing documents will be cancelled.
- Due to the high volume of agencies and children being served, Toys for Tots and United Way will communicate via email. It is very important that all submitted email addresses and phone numbers are accurate.
- Agencies cannot apply to be a Toys for Tots collection point and apply to receive toys from Toys for Tots. This is considered a conflict of interest.
- Agency representatives cannot apply to work in the Toys for Tots warehouse as volunteers.
- The Toys for Tots warehouse may change location from year to year. It may require you to travel over 100 miles (one-way) to pick up the toys. It is up to the agency to make transportation arrangements.
- Neither Toys for Tots nor United Way can guarantee that the toy order will be ready for pick up by the date of the agency’s holiday party. Toys are distributed based on availability.
- Toys for Tots will make every effort to fill the agency’s toy order. However, if necessary, the toy order may be changed/cut based on the available toys on-hand at the time of distribution.
- In early November, an email will be sent to the agency contact listed during registration with the date and time for the toy pickup appointment. Due to the high number of agencies being served, scheduled pickups cannot be re-scheduled, changed or modified in any capacity.
- Toys will only be distributed to the contact listed on the agency’s toy request. Picture ID, a copy of the toy pickup email is required in order to pick up toys.
- On the pickup day, you must bring a big enough car/truck to fit the number of toys you requested. If your vehicle cannot accommodate all the toys, you will not be allowed to make multiple trips to pick up toys. All remaining toys will be restocked.
- If a toy pickup appointment is missed, the toy order will be cancelled, and the toys will be restocked. The missed appointment will not be re-scheduled.
- Once an agency has distributed all the provided toys, no more toys will be provided per campaign season year.
- All toys provided to an agency must be distributed during the current holiday season.
- Agencies cannot charge a fee (including donations and registration fees) or require individuals to attend any type of religious program/service in order to receive toys.
- Toys for Tots provides two toys per child. As part of Toys for Tots Literacy Program, two books may be given to supplement one toy.
- Toys cannot be auctioned, sold or converted for monetary gain.
- Toys cannot be taken out of the State of Georgia for distribution.
If we suspect fraud or violation of any of the rules listed above, Toys for Tots reserves the right to cancel any toy request. In such incidents agencies will be ban from any future toy request.
For any questions regarding any of the above rules, please send an email to email@example.com Make sure to include your name, your agency’s name and your control number (if known).