Supporting the McNabb Center since 1972

Helen Ross McNabb Foundation

Christmas in July

When: July 1-31, 2024

Where: Virtual

This summer, get in the holiday spirit as we kick off the Christmas in July Toy Drive to benefit the McNabb Center’s Dear Santa program. Help us stock up for children and families in need this holiday season.

For more than 20 years, the Center has provided holiday gifts for kids of all ages through the Dear Santa program. Community sponsors donate gifts for child clients in need and their siblings. Because many of the children have limited resources, many wish lists consist of basic items like clothing, a winter coat, new shoes, and, of course, their Christmas wish for Santa.

For questions about Christmas in July or the Dear Santa program, please contact Amy Fellhoelter at or (865) 637-9711 ext. 1155.


Ways to Give

Amazon Wish List

Select items from our Amazon wish list from the comfort of your home and have them shipped directly to the McNabb Center. The list includes toys for ages birth-18, scroll through to choose a toy to purchase!

Amazon Wishlist

Donate New Toys and Clothes

Contact Amy Fellhoelter at or (865) 637-9711 ext. 1155 to schedule a drop off a donation of new, unwrapped gifts directly to the McNabb Center.

Need ideas of what to shop for?  Check out our toy drive gift guide below. Encourage your coworkers, friends and family to join you!

  • Lego sets (all ages and types)
  • Headphones or earbuds (noise cancelling, gaming, air pods)
  • LED lights
  • Sports equipment (football and basketball most popular)
  • Sensory toys
  • Makeup (all ages)
  • Art supplies (canvases, brushes, paint sets, markers, etc.)
  • Anything anime/manga (posters, clothing, comic books, toys)
  • Tablets or e-readers
  • Pokemon cards or toys
  • Barbies or other baby dolls
  • African American or Hispanic dolls
  • Stuffed animals
  • Books (all ages)
  • Hygiene products (hairbrush, toothbrush, deodorant, lotion, etc.)
  • New packs of underwear or socks (all sizes)
  • Gift cards cannot be accepted as part of the Christmas in July Toy Drive.

Drop-off Donations to a Local Partner

Click here for a list of local locations accepting donations for Christmas in July.