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Soul 2 Sol Annual Toy Drive is a local San Diego nonprofit that was established in 2020 by Mrs. Gloria and Ms. Carmen E. The organization was founded after the loss of a beloved family member, and it has since become an annual event honoring her memory. The toy drive encourages people to donate toys to children in need during the holiday season. Each child receives two new, unwrapped toys. By participating in this heartwarming initiative, you can help bring joy and happiness to children and families in underserved communities in San Diego.

In 2020, the Soul 2 Sol annual toy drive provided toys to 100 children. In 2021, due to an increase in personal funds and donations from friends and family members, the organization was able to provide toys to 165 children. Parents were surprised with bags of groceries. In the third year, 135 children received toys, scooters, and bicycles from S2S. This year, the goal is to provide toys for at least 200 children this holiday season.

The continued success of this toy drive would not be possible without the blessing of Allah and the generosity of friends and family members! This year’s event is the 4th annual toy drive, which runs from October 21, 2023, to December 16, 2023. The goal is to provide free toys for at least 300 children this holiday season. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 1-888-Soul-2-Sol (888-768-52760) or email admin@soul2solannualtoydrive.org. Remember, you must sign up on November 18, 2023, to receive the free toys. Please check the homepage of the website for the toy sign-up location.

"I have been a recipient of the S2S Annual Toy Drive for the past three years, and I can’t express how grateful I am for their generosity and kindness. As a grandmother of two young children, I know how important it is to make the holiday season special and memorable for them. However, due to unforeseen circumstances it became a challenge to provide them with the gifts they deserved.

That’s when I heard about the Soul 2 Sol Annual Toy Drive, and I decided to give it a try. I was impressed by the quality and variety of toys they provided, and my grandchildren were overjoyed with their gifts. The volunteers were friendly and helpful, and they made the whole experience stress-free and enjoyable.

Thanks to S2S, my grandchildren and I have been able to create even more beautiful memories and cherish the holiday season. I highly recommend this organization to anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of children and families in need."               

“We Delight in the Beauty of the Butterfly, but Rarely admit the Changes it has gone Through to Achieve that Beauty”
- Maya Angelou

The Vision

Our vision is to create a community where every child, regardless of their background, experiences the enchanting spirit of the holidays. We aim to transform lives with joy, toys, and everlasting memories, igniting the hearts of children and inspiring them to dream beyond imagination.

The Mission

Our mission is to provide new unwrapped toys to less fortunate children during the holiday season, sending a message of hope, joy and making their holiday season memorable. We aim to make a difference in the lives of children and families in underserved communities in San Diego, by providing them with compassion and the resources they need to thrive.