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 over 100,000 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

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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Story by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Janet Schmelzer, Texas State Guard AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas State Guard kicked off its ninth annual “Young Heroes of the Guard” Christmas Toy Drive on November, 20, 2017. The toy drive delivers toys to thousands ...
Story by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Janet Schmelzer, TXSG Posted: December 28, 2015 4th Regiment soldiers sort hundreds of toys for children who are patients at Cook Children's Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas, December 12, 2015. This annual...
Story by: Capt. Shawn James, 447th Air Support Group 5th Air Wing, PAO and Warrant Officer Malana Nall, 8th Regiment, PAO Posted: December 24, 2015 Texas State Guard 8th Regiment, Army Component Command, soldiers Sgt. Sasha Shepard and Staff ...
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