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Holiday Toy Drive

November 26, 2021 – December 22, 2021

Holiday Toy Drive

BOGO Daytime Tour Admission for Anyone Who Donates.

Donate a toy or children's book from November 26 through December 22, 2021 in exchange for "Buy One, Get One Free" daytime tour admission to Eastern State Penitentiary.

One in 28 American children has a parent behind bars. In Pennsylvania alone, there are approximately 81,000 children with a parent incarcerated in a Pennsylvania state prison. How can we come together as a community to support families experiencing incarceration during the holidays?

Eastern State Penitentiary partners with local organizations to collect gifts for children who have a currently or recently incarcerated parent. From November 26 through December 22, any Eastern State visitor who donates a new toy or children's book, in its original packaging (but please no gift wrap), will receive a coupon for BOGO Daytime Tour Admission valid through December 31, 2022. BOGO coupons are not valid for private tours or special events like Night Tours or Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary.

Donations of toys and books that support children’s imaginations, literacy skills, self-esteem, and creativity at any age are recommended. People may drop off donations during daytime tour hours, Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or Night Tours: Winter Holidays even if they are not planning to take a tour. Items can also be purchased online and shipped directly to the penitentiary:

ATTN: Toy Drive
Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Thank you in advance for helping us spread holiday cheer this season!

2021 Holiday Toy Drive Partners:

Institute for Community Justice
Mothers in Charge
PAR-Recycle Works
Philadelphia Department of Prisons
TCRC Community Healing Center
Why Not Prosper


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