Toy Express

Delivering Free Toys To First Responder Families & Agencies Nationwide


The First Responders Children’s Foundation’s Toy Express delivers more than 250,000 free holiday toys to first responder agencies and hospitals which then distribute the holiday cheer to children of first responders and to children in first responder communities.  This is the Foundation’s way of saying “happy holidays” and “thank you” to the heroic first responders who show up when we dial 9-1-1.

Generous individuals across the nation help bring holiday cheer to first responder families by making donations and contributing toys.  Transportation of toys and masks across the country is coordinated and provided by Total Quality Logistics (TQL) and their Moves that Matter program.


Toy Express helps create a happy holiday for the children of first responders which includes nurses, firefighters, police officers, EMTs, paramedics, medical personnel, and 911 dispatchers.

First responders are on the frontlines of the pandemic, and they continue to risk their own health every day in selfless service to their local communities across the country. So, please help us help them. You can join us and send toys by clicking the red button below or by texting TOY to 24365.

PLEASE NOTE: The application for Toy Express 2022 is now closed.

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2021 Toy Collection Events

2021 Toy Distribution Events

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The success of our programs is only possible because of the generous support of many donors like you.