Dear Fellow Texans

The annual "Young Heroes of the Guard" Toy Drive, a Texas State Guard community service event, benefits Texas children's hospitals, schools, battered women's shelters, and other organizations for children. The drive started in 2009 with the initial goal to provide toys to the children confined to hospitals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in an effort to bring them comfort and joy during the holidays.

Since 2009, the toy drive's reach has expanded state-wide, encompassing thousands of children who are hospitalized over the holidays or otherwise don't have a place to truly call "home". 

Will you join us in this mission of bringing happiness to Texas children? You can help by donating toys; hosting a collection box; or volunteering your time to sort, package, load, and deliver the toys.  Helping the Texas State Guard complete this mission will brighten the day for thousands of Texas children.

If you want further information on this important and vital effort, please do not hesitate to contact us.

MSG Gately, John




Funds Raised Online:

Every $4.00 raised represents one toy delivered to a child in need, and that’s on top of all the toys donated directly.

If I host a drop-box, how do I get donations to you?

A Texas State Guardsman will regularly come empty & maintain the drop box.

If I donate money, how much is spent on staff?

Nothing! The troops that deliver and collect toys do so on their own time.

If I donate a toy, will that toy stay in my community?

We try to deliver toys to children in the same community they were donated from, unless there is a great need in another community.


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