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Toys for Tots 2021 | How to donate or receive toys for kids in the Quad Cities

WQAD will be hosting a toy donation drop-off from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 30 outside of its studio in Moline.

MOLINE, Ill. — The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is the Marine Corps’ premier community action program and one of the nation’s flagship Christmas charitable causes. 

Over the years, it has become a traditional part of the annual Christmas holiday season within communities nationwide. The message of hope delivered through a shiny new toy at Christmas has a positive impact on children, their families and their communities. It’s not the toy – it’s what the toy does.

WQAD will be accepting toy donations during a collection event from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 outside of the station, located at 3003 16th Park St. in Moline. 

Toys cannot be dropped off at WQAD on any other days.

New and unwrapped toys are accepted. Please no clothes, stuffed animals, religious items or realistic weapons. Nerf guns are OK.

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Toys for Tots historically has the lowest amount of donations for boys and girls between ages 10 and 12.

Items can also be dropped off at sponsor locations:

  • The Rental Guys - 4300 27th St, Moline.
  • Midwest Complete Construction - 3720 46th Avenue, Rock Island.
  • The Rental Guys - 4300 27th St, Moline.
  • The Tangled Wood - 3636 Tanglewood Road, Bettendorf.
  • Zeglin's TV and Appliance - 1833 E Kimberly Road, Davenport.
  • Zeglin's TV and Appliance - 4241 Avenue of the Cities, Moline.


Registration is online only and will remain open Nov. 8 through Dec. 1.

What do people need to be able to register?

1. Picture ID (Government Issued, Driver’s License, State ID Card or Matricula).
2. Proof of Current Home Address (Light bill, phone bill, etc.).
3. Phone number (Number where you can be reached).
4. Children’s birth certificate - No medical cards.
6. Foster Parents/Guardians must show proof of custody.


When you pickup your toys, please have your application control number available, be ready to present a photo ID, and proof of guardianship of the children. This document, a birth certificate or legal guardianship paperwork, must show the children's birthday.  Also bring your registration stub.

Distribution will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 17-19 at BridgePointe 485, 1 Montgomery Drive in Moline (Old KONE building right under 74 bridge).


If a business would like to request a box for donations, they must go online to the website and fill out a form here.


Monetary donations are also accepted. Make checks payable to Toys for Tots.

Donations can also be made online here All donations made online through this site stay locally.

Visit the Toys for Tots Facebook page.

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