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OAR’s Annual Toy Drive

OAR has officially begun collecting toys for our Annual Toy Drive! Every October to December, OAR hosts a Toy Drive to collect new, donated toys and gifts for children of incarcerated parents. These gifts are then given to the children, ages newborn to 18 years, in December as a part of OAR’s Project Christmas Angel (more info on this event will be released in November). OAR does this in an effort to bridge the gap between those involved in the criminal justice system and their children, as these relationships are often strained and challenged during and after incarceration.

Who is eligible?

Parents in the Arlington County Detention Facility, as well as parents who have been recently released, are on probation, are staying at Guest House, or are active in OAR’s programs may be eligible to send gifts to their children in this program. The parent wishing to send gifts to their child must be referred to the program. If you are a parent who is interested in learning if you are eligible, please contact Anne Breville at 703-228-0587 or

What kinds of toys can be donated?

Donated toys and gifts should be new and unwrapped and appropriate for children ages newborn to 18. OAR does not accept donations of clothing or stuffed animals. We especially need gifts for teens, as most of the children eligible to receive gifts are between the ages of 12 and 18.

How/Where can you donate?  

There are several ways to help:

  • Purchase gifts for teens via OAR’s Amazon wish list and have the items shipped directly to OAR’s office. Please include your name and contact info so we know who the donations are from.
    • We especially need gift cards for teens. Denominations of $20-$25 to places like Target and Amazon are most needed!
  • Purchase gifts and drop them off at OAR’s office during business hours (1400 N. Uhle St, Suite 704, Arlington, VA 22201; Monday through Friday 8:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm).
  • Donate via OAR’s website to help fund the project. Your donations will go towards purchasing items such as wrapping supplies and postage to mail gifts to children that live outside of the DC area. Be sure to specify on the “Message or Comments” line that you’d like your donation to go towards Project Christmas Angel!
  • Volunteer as a driver to help OAR pick up donated items from sites around Arlington and the D.C. metro area. To volunteer, please contact Anne Breville at 703-228-0587 or
  • Donate gifts at any one of our toy donation box locations set up at businesses, faith communities, and civic organizations throughout the community!
    • Locations of Donation Boxes:
      • American Chemical Society, 1155 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036 (COLLECTED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
      • American Principles Project, 1130 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 425, Washington, DD 20036 (COLLECTED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
      • Arlington County Federal Credit Union, 2130 S. Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207 (COLLECTED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
      • Arlington County Federal Credit Union, 4121 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203 (COLLECTED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
      • Arlington County Federal Credit Union, 5666 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041 (COLLECTED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
      • Arlington County Sheriff’s Office, 1425 N. Courthouse Rd #9100, Arlington, VA 22201 (COLLECTED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
      • Bethel UCC, 4347 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203 (COLLECTED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
      • Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22207 (COLLECTED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
      • Resurrection Lutheran Church, 6201 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205 (COLLECTED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
      • Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ, 5010 Little Falls Rd, Arlington, VA 22207 (COLLECTED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
      • Segue Technologies, 2300 Wilson Blvd Ste 420, Arlington, VA 22201 (COLLECTED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
      • Susan B. Anthony List, 1200 New Hampshire Ave NW Ste 750, Washington, DC 20036 (COLLECTED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
      • Thomas Jefferson Fitness and Recreation Center, 3501 S. 2nd St, Arlington, VA 22204 (COLLECTED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
      • Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 S. 16th St, Arlington, VA 22204 (COLLECTED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
      • Woman’s Club of Arlington, 700 S. Buchanan St, Arlington, VA 22204 (COLLECTED NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Stay on the lookout for more information about ways in which to get involved with OAR’s Project Christmas Angel in December! The event will be held Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 5:30 to 9:30pm in Arlington. RSVP information will be posted to OAR’s website in November.

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Pritchett, Director of Development and Outreach, at 703-228-7435 or