WFAA’s Santa's Helpers is celebrating its 49th year of collecting holiday toys for children throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant.

The 2017 Santa's Helpers Toy Drive was a huge success providing holiday toys to more than 50,000 needy children throughout the four-county Dallas/Fort Worth area.


This year, Santa's Helpers will host 5 drive-thru events including:

  • Thursday, December 6 - McKinney Drive-Thru

    Historic Downtown McKinney

    111 N. Tennessee Street, McKinney, TX 75069

    (West side of McKinney Performing Arts Center building)

    5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

  • Tuesday, December 11 - Don Davis Drive-Thru

    Don Davis Auto Group

    1903 N. Collins St., Arlington, TX 76001

    5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

  • Thursday, December 13 - Colleyville Drive-Thru

    Colleyville Heritage High School

    5401 Heritage Ave, Colleyville, TX 76034

    5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

  • Monday, December 17 - Fort Worth Drive-Thru

    Montgomery Plaza

    2600 W. 7th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

    5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

  • Wednesday, December 19 - Dallas Drive-Thru

    WFAA Victory Park Studio

    3030 Olive, Dallas, TX 75201

    (Northwest corner of Houston and Olive) ​​​​​​

    5:00 PM - 10:30 PM

NOTE: Santa's Helpers accepts new, unwrapped toys for children aged infant through teen.

You can donate to Santa's Helpers online. Just CLICK HERE to donate!

The 2018 Toy Drive is November 23 through December 21, 2018. The 2018 Santa's Helpers Campaign is generously being sponsored by Don Davis Auto Group, Golden Chick, Milestone Electric, Tom Thumb and Albertsons. Toys may be dropped off at any local sponsor location through Dec. 16th.

Over 25 community service organizations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area (Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties) are approved to distribute toys to needy children, age infant through teen. All agencies within the Santa's Helpers program are approved based on their ability to coordinate applications from needy families, access the Pieces Iris system for cross-referencing of names, and to adequately cover zip codes in areas where there is the most need.

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