You've probably heard of Toys for Tots, But do you know how to sign up and get on the distribution list?


Toys For Tots
Toys For Tots

Marine Corps Toys For Tots Serves over 5000 children in four counties in the Tri-State area and it’s time to do it again in 2022. While there are a number of distribution partners that help Toys For Tots reach all of the kids in need in our area, there are two main distributions that are open to the general public in the city of Dubuque.

Links to registrations for both distributions will appear online at as well as the official Toys For Tots website, dubuque-ia.toysfortots.orgas soon as the links are active.

People can register for one or the other distribution, BUT NOT BOTH!

The Dubuque Salvation Army Distribution will take place from December 19-21, at their downtown Dubuque Location at 1099 Iowa Street. Registration for assistance through that program is open from November 7-23.

The Marine Corps Toys For Tots Toys Distribution @ Multicultural Family Center will take place from November 30 - December 15, Monday - Saturday. Registration for that program will open on Wednesday, November 9 at Noon and remain open until all time slots are filled. The registration website is available in multiple languages, but you can also contact the Multicultural Family Center for assistance in registering using their computer lab.


Dubuquers can also sign-up to assist with distributions at the Multicultural Family Center. There are two short shifts per day where you help families shop for toys. Volunteers cannot receive toy assistance. Register to help at

Marine Corps Toys For Tots also partners with other Tri-State agencies for more distributions. If you are in one of these areas outside of the city of Dubuque, here are your contact resources to get assistance.

In the communities of Western Dubuque County, reach out to your local school where you can get referred into the local toy distribution program. You can also contact the Rural Community Food Pantry, 350 1st Ave. E. (Alley Entrance) in Dyersville, IA. The contact is Mickey Kelchen, 563-543-7031.

In Grant County, Wisconsin, contact the Grant County Holiday Project, PO Box 447, Lancaster, WI  53813. (608)723-2136.

In East Dubuque, Illinois contact the City of East Dubuque, 301 Sinsinawa Ave., East Dubuque, IL  61025. (815)747-3416.

In Clayton County, Iowa, Contact Shepherd of the Hills, 100 W Hill St, St Olaf, IA 52072. (563)783-2409.

Dubuque Toys For Tots does not serve communities outside of the above area.

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