A Bit Of History

Texas State Guard launched its first “Young Heroes of the Guard” Christmas Toy Drive in November 2009. Our goal was to deliver thousands of toys to children confined in children’s hospitals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and bring a moment's happiness and encouragement to each of them. Since that first toy drive, the Texas State Guard has continued to expand our efforts statewide to reach thousands of children who are hospitalized or do not have a place to call home. Since 2009, we have collected and given out 600,375 toys..

St. David's Hospital Austin Texas

Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki & Misha Collins raised 1,500 toys with their "SPN Family Love" Campaign.

Previous Toy Counts

2022 - 61,846 2021 - 87,775 2020 - 101,239 2019 - 104,604 2018 - 82,176 2017 - 52,258 2016 - 33,100
2015 - 33,000 2014 - 22,376 2013 - 6,664 2012 - 5,778 2011 - 3,557 2010 - 3,558 2009 - 2,444    


Toy Drive Stories

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By Warrant Officer David Brown, Texas State Guard Texas State Guard service members all across the state of Texas collected toys to bring joy to children in need. AUSTIN, Texas – A doll. An electronic keyboard. A monster truck. A surprise ...
By Capt. Phoebe Sisk, Texas State Guard DALLAS (Dec. 21, 2021) – ‘Tis the season for spreading holiday hope and joy. Each year, members of the Texas State Guard (TXSG) find ways to go above and beyond the call of duty. One such Guardsman is...
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