Holiday Toy Donation Locations, Toy Drives and Parties and Info for 2013

Each year, It’s All About the Kids™ collects and distributes over 1500 toys to kids in San Diego and Baja Mexico!   Thanks to everyone who made the 2014 Holiday Toy Drives Happen! Below are the highlights of the toy drives!

Check out our cool Video Press Release!

CLICK HERE to view!

Thank you to Televison Tijuana for filming a segment on our charity ! Thank you to Grecia Contreras Cornejo and Andres!
And to volunteer Eva Serrano!


Here is our video from the Dec 23, 2013 Toy Drive at Tilted Kilt with special guest Shawne Merriman!

Thank you to PLATINUM Sponsors :
John R Mabee of Golden Eagle Farms
USE Credit Union
The Scuitto Team First Cal

Thank you to GOLD Sponsors:
Herca Solar
The Scuitto Team First Cal
Jason Smith State Farm
Pete Aufsesser
Theresa Dimapilis and Moments of Your Life Photography
USE Credit Union
Big Block Realty
North San Diego County of Realtors
CSDA Design Group

Thank you to the companies who held toy drives in their offices:

Club Pilates Mission Gorge
Peregrine Realty Partners
Lockhead Martin
Avoya Travel
Pediatric Chiropractic Clinic of Encinitas
PJHM Architects
Emerald Connect
D3 Technologies
Church of Swedenborgian
The Pier

Thank you to the companies and families that Adopted a Family:
Synergy Housing
Girls Weekend Girls
Gardella Family
LMI Aerospace
Fire and Rescue Team of City of San Diego


USE Credit Union in La Mesa -8697 La Mesa Blvd (at Glen St) La Mesa, CA 91941
Ooh Fashionista Boutique- 111 Chesterfield Dr. Suite 117, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California 92007
Real Deal Furniture & Mattress – 8841 Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92123
Chuck Jones Gallery – 232 5th Ave (between L St & K St) San Diego, CA 92101
Groom The Salon – 1136 7th Ave [between C St and B St ] San Diego, CA 92101
Paul Mitchell The School San Diego 410 A Street Downtown San Diego, CA 92101
Miller’s Field 4465 Mission Blvd. San Diego, CA 92109
Taste and Thirst – 714 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Solterra Winery & Kitchen – 934 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024


November 29, 2013 7pm-10pm – Partying for a Purpose Holiday Toy Drive and KICK OFF Party at the Cat Eye Club ! Thank you so much to Cat Eye Club and St Petersburg Vodka! Thank you to our guests who helped us KICK OFF the 2013 season!


December 4, 2013 7pm-10pm 5th Annual Toy Drive and Party at the White Box Contemporary hosted by Alexander Salazar Fine Art, The Scuitto Team at FirstCal, State Farm Jason Smith and Partying for a Purpose . Thank you to our hosts, sponsors and over 150 guests who enjoyed complimentary food from Trattoria Fantastico, China 2 and Pretzel Crisps, desserts from MEZE, cookies baked by Toussaint Academy and sponsor Elizabeth O’Daly. The night was a blast with Unique cocktails from Please & Thank You Liquor Bar featuring St Petersburg Vodka and others, wine from Etchings Expressions, Beer from Good Head Beer and Nikasi Brewing Company and a tasting from XB Sex on the Beach.

Sponsors include: Big Block Realty, Internet Titans, Moments of Your Life ~ Photography sm, Loud Media, The Agency San Diego, St. Petersburg Vodka, X.B Sex On the Beach, Etching Expressions, Coastal Networking Group, Trattoria Fantastico, Bobby Martins, MEZE, Belly Up, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Will You Marry Me Photography, Please & Thank You Liquor Bar and Coca-Cola

Dec 6, 2013 6:30pm-9:30pm Holiday House presented by San Diego Association of Realtors . Thank you to SDAR for a great night and to Christina Thomas for hosting the event in a gorgeous $5.4 million dollar estate!

Dec 7, 2013 12pm-9pm Toys for Tacos at PB Fish Shop – donate a toy and get a FISH TACO! Thank you to PB Fish Shop !

Dec 8, 2013 1pm-4pm Toy Drive and Shopping Party at OOh Fashionista Boutique . What a fabulous afternoon! Host Kristy Salazar gave demonstrations with Belloccio Airbrush Makeup and guests snacked on Pretzel Crisps and fancy desserts! Ray was our bartender making Bacon Vodka Bloody Marys and Sangria featuring wine from Etching Expressions. Thank you to owner Hortencia Moore for donating 10% of the sales as well as offering guests 10% off of the otherwise fantastic price [everything in the store is under $50!!]

Dec 10, 2013 7pm-10pm 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Party at RA Sushi Thank you RA Sushi for a great night! Urban Angels joined us for a fun night of sushi and giving back. Thank you to raffle sponsors RA Sushi, UBER, ELiveLife, Titled Kilt and San Diego Limo Transfers.

Dec 13, 2013 7pm-10pm Holiday Toy Drive and Party at Chuck Jones Gallery . Thank you so much to Chuck Jones Gallery! What a great night!
Also Thank you to our sponsors:
Chuck Jones Gallery, Moments of Your Life ~ Photography sm, Kamikaze 7, MEZE, Coca-Cola, Etching Expressions, Ninkasi Brewing, St. Petersburg Vodka, V Group, Good Head Beer, DJ Scott Roberts, Vitamin Water, Downtown Dolls and Club VIP!
Special guest James C Mulligan who was signing his Disney Holiday work of art!

Dec 15, 2013 5pm-19pm Peter Herlan’s Parade of Lights and Toy Drive. Private Party. Thank you to Peter for hosting another great year ! Thank you to Andrea of Brian’s 24 for the delicious food!

Dec 17, 2013 and Dec 21, 2013 8pm-2am Taste & Thirst 5 year Anniversary Industry Party for Bar and Industry Party! And the second party was for the 5 year Anniversary and Rodney Daylamy’s birthday! Thank you to the Daylamy Family who included It’s All About the Kids™ !

Dec 19, 2013 6:30pm-9:30pm Young Executive Council Naughty or Nice Party at the University Club with a Toy Drive for the It’s All About the Kids™ Foundation. Donors received a $100 gift cards to La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic and a welcome cocktail from St Petersburg Vodka, champagne from Etchings Expressions and Cran-Apple Raspberry from Coca Cola. Thank you to elves Jeana Wallace and Diana O’Campo who volunteered!

Dec 23, 2013 5:30pm-9:00pm Monday Night Football and Toy Drive at Tilted Kilt Downtown with Former NFL Pro-Bowler Shawne Merriman. What an amazing night ! Photos, raffle and silent auction! HUGE thank you to Shawne for his generosity of donating toys and being our special guest! Check out the great photos at!

Sponsors for the Toy Drive Parties include St Petersburg Vodka, X.B Sex on the Beach, Etchings Expressions, Bobby Martins, Kristy Salazar, Good Head Beer, Trattoria Fantastico, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Sprinkle Me Desserts, V Group, Big Block Realty, Internet Titans, Moments of Your Life Photography, Coastal Networking Group, Belly Up, Loud Media, Coca Cola, DJ Scott Roberts, UBER, La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic, Belloccio Airbrush Makeup, Kamikaze 7, Meze Restaurant, Please & Thank You Liquor Bar, Sunnyside Physical Therapy, King of Happy Hour, Pretzel Crisps, Side Bar, Sushi Deli and The Agency San Diego.

100% of the toys and proceeds will be donated to the It’s All About the Kids™ Foundation.  Partner charities include Christie’s Place, Euinme, Crime Victims Fund, Trevor’s Toy Box, Toussaint Academy San Diego, Serra Mesa Food Bank, Center for Employment Training and Storefront and Takewing, programs of San Diego Youth Services.  In Baja Mexico, through the charity Santa Caus, the Foundation also supports Rancho El Milagro Children’s Home, Hogar Buena Vida Orphanage and Casa de Paz Orphanage.