Adapted Toy Drive for the Holidays!

We are making and giving switch-adapted toys to children with disabilities in Pennsylvania

Toy requests are now closed. You can still donate below.

While you wait, check out our free lending library at the “borrow” tab above! Try out switch-activated toys like the musical prisma light, ever popular super soaker, dancing Linkimals, and more, mailed right to your door for 5 weeks of play.


About the Adapted Toy Drive

Every winter, TechOWL works with Temple University students and community partners to provide switch-adapted toys for children with disabilities.

This program is provided for free, at no cost to the family. Recipients each get a battery-operated toy with a 3D-printed switch to activate it.

Locations

Toys are being distributed from the following sites:

  • Community Living and Support Services (Pittsburgh)
  • Community Resources for Independence (Erie)
  • Lehigh Valley CIL (Allentown)
  • Life and Independence for Today (St. Mary’s)
  • Roads to Freedom CIL (Williamsport)
  • Temple University (Philadelphia)
  • Transitional Paths to Independent Living (Washington)
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA (Camp Hill)
  • United Cerebral Palsy of NEPA (Scranton)

Don’t see your area listed? Reach out to us! We will help you find a local resource.


Thank you!

We want to say thank you in advance to anyone who can donate and to those who are connecting us to children who will receive these toys.

A special thank you to:

  • SpinMaster for donating over 80 of their toys, alongside 3D-printed switches, and hosting an adaptation event. Products from this event are going to children in New York as well as Pennsylvania.
  • Temple Prosthetics and Orthotics Club for partnering with us for the third consecutive year for this initiative.
  • The Assistive Technology class through Temple University’s Occupational Therapy program for their adaptation assistance.
  • Our Assistive Technology Resource Centers for connecting us to their local communities.