The MarineToys for Tots Foundation drive on the Central Coast of California covers the geographic area of Paso Robles & vicinity to Lompoc (we are the coastal corridor along Highway 101, scroll down to see the map of our area) . 

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation enjoys one of the very best program-to-support ratios among the Non-profit organizations at 97%. This means that over 97% of your donation goes directly to the mission of providing toys, books, and other gifts to less fortunate children. The 3% spent on support principally covers fundraising expenses...Nothing goes to salaries or any other manpower costs.


The social agencies will determine the eligibility to receive the toys. If the child receives free or reduced lunch or the family is eligible for MediCal or Healthy Families they automatically qualify for Toys for Tots. If you are not enrolled in one of these programs an income guideline will be followed. You will be asked to certify that you meet these requirements. A photo ID and proof of residence is also required at most locations.

If you live within our Central Coast area click on the city listed closest to where you live and check the information for registration and distribution. In the past Marine Corps League 680 coordinated the organization of all efforts in this region but now there are a number of local organizations supporting the collection and distribution of toys.

Paso Robles, San Miguel, Shandon, Lake Nacimiento

This area is handled by the Toy Bank of Greater Paso Robles, Inc.
in partnership with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program

The link takes you to the Toy Bank Website


Atascadero, Santa Margarita, Templeton, Creston, California Valley

This area is handled essentially by Marine Corps League 680
The link takes you to a webpage on the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Registration is through the Atascadero Loaves and Fishes
Distribution is at the Armory in Atascadero


Cambria, San Simeon

This area is handled by Cambria’s American Legion Post 432
The link takes you to a webpage on the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation



This area is supported by the Cayucos Lions Club
Contact the Lions Club for registration/distribution information

San Luis Obispo County South:
This area is supported in large part by the Salvation Army

     San Luis Obispo (805.544.2401  815 Islay Street)

     5 Cities (Shell Beach, Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, & Oceano), (805.481.0278 1550 W. Branch St., Arroyo Grande)

     Morro Bay (805.772.7062 540 Quintana Rd)

      Nipomo (residents are to go Arroyo Grande (Five Cities above) for both Registration and Distribution)



If you live out of our area and want to know how to apply for toys, call your county social services department or local non-profit organization(s), such as the Salvation Army, to sign up. You may also check the National Toys for Tots web site and click on Contacts, use the scroll key to find your State and County, click on the link provided. 


Area for Central Coast Toys for Tots:
  Paso Robles to Nipomo
  (the Coastal Corridor along Highway 101)

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Marines BannerFor more information on Toys for Tots, visit the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation

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The Marine Corps League, Detachment 680 thanks   TCSN Logo for hosting this web site as a donation, click on their logo for more   information on the many services TCSN provides.  

 The MCL website is:


  • Over 97% of your donations goes to our mission of providing toys, books, and other gifts to less fortunate children.
  • Continues to meet all 20 standards established by the Better Business Bureau WiseGiving Alliance


Last update on: March 21, 2018

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