Marine Corps League 680 sponsored a very successful Toys for Tots program along the central coast from Paso Robles to Nipomo for many years.

It is with much regret that, with the disbanding of Marine Corp League 680 based in San Luis Obispo, their Toys for Tots efforts have ceased.

Marine Corps League 1340 based in Santa Maria is active in their Toys for Tots program. Information about MCL1340 can be found on their website: MCL1340 and also on the National Marine Corps Site.

Paso Robles has an excellent program with the Toy Bank covering the areas of Paso Robles, San Miguel, Shandon, Bradley and Heritage Ranch.

And our local TV station KSBY has their annual Season of Hope Program along the Central Coast of California ranging from Santa Barbara to above Paso Robles. Their toy drop-off locations are shown here. All of the local Fire Departments are drop-off locations.

For those seeking Toys, do check with your local Salvation Army office for pickup locations and times.


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.

This Site will close in 2019


Last update on: October 29, 2018