YSM’s Toy Market, 2021

Our Christmas Toy Market for community members is happening from December 13th to 17th, 2021. 

Up to 400 YSM families are turning to us for help to give their kids a holiday to remember. They hope to have at least one special surprise for their child(ren) to open on Christmas morning – something just for them which will bring joy!

We invite you to join us for this special event by donating new toys or volunteering.

happy kids hugging at Christmas

*If you are a community member who would like to access the Toy Market, please speak with your YSM contact or YSM care manager.

How to Donate:

Instructions on how to use the updated Geenees App for YSM’s Toy Market:

  1. Go to https://share.geenees.co/org-ysm
  2. Click on the age group you want to view toys for
  3. View the toys in the list, and click the “Add to Cart” button
  4. If you want to make toy purchases for other age groups, scroll to the top of the page, and click “Back to other wishlists” and select the age category and repeat step #3.
  5. When ready to purchase the toys, click the cart in the top right hand corner of the screen.
  6. Ensure all items are in your cart, and click the “Next” button. If you want to remove any items, click the “Trash Can” icon to delete any toys beside it. 
  7. Under the “Purchase” section enter in your credit card information, to purchase directly through Geenees.
  8. Click the “Pay” button
  9. A pop up will show up that says, “Do you want to receive emails from this nonprofit”- please click “Yes.”

Deadline to donate toys through Geenees: December 2nd.

If you make a donation of toys through the Geenees app that is over $20, YSM will generate a tax receipt for you within a few days of receiving the donations at our office. 

Browse and purchase new and unopened toys directly through an online retailer and have them sent to YSM’s address directly. 

The mailing address is:
YSM Toy Market
306 Gerrard Street East
Toronto ON, M5A 2G7

Please ensure donations can arrive before: December 17th.

Toy donations over $20 will be eligible for a tax receipt.  Please ensure to send a copy of your receipt to csinfo@ysm.ca and YSM will generate a tax receipt within a few days.

Browse and purchase unopened and unwrapped toys online or in person, and choose to drop off your toy donations in person.  To do this please coordinate with us by sending an email to volunteer@ysm.ca

The drop off location will be:
306 Gerrard Street East,
Toronto ON, M5A 2G7

Last day to drop off your donations: December 17th.

Toy donations over $20 will be eligible for a tax receipt.  Please ensure to have your receipt with you and YSM will generate a tax receipt within a few days. 

Gift Ideas

  • Remote control car
  • Mini drone
  • Nail art kit
  • Tie-dye kits
  • Lip balm making kits
  • Lightbox signs
  • Karaoke system
  • Science kits
  • Basketball/baseballs/skateboards (or other sporting equipment)
  • Speakers/other electronics
  • Small musical instruments
  • Gift cards ($25)
  • Slime making kits
  • Soap making kits
  • Sewing crochet kits
  • Remote control cars
  • Lego (age-appropriate)
  • Foosball table
  • Superhero action figures
  • Pokemon toys
  • Crayola art supplies
  • National Geographic science kits
  • Knitted items (hats, scarves, and mittens)
  • New stuffed animals
  • Kinetic Sand
  • Puzzles
  • Board games
  • Toiletries kits
  • Bubble Pop Fidget Toys
  • Lego (age-appropriate)
  • Dolls/barbies (diverse)
  • Play Doh
  • Paw Patrol toys
  • Dinosaur toys
  • Hasbro interactive pets
  • Jewelry making sets
  • Frozen toys
  • Hatchimals
  • LOL Dolls
  • Leapfrog products
  • Fisher-price products
  • Megabloks/building blocks
  • Stacking cups/rings
  • Paw Patrol toys
  • Bouncing chairs/activity mats for infants
  • Baby dolls
  • VTech products
  • Block cars/farm animals