Adapted Toy Drive for the Holidays!

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

Toy requests for 2023 are closed.

Has your child received a switch-adapted toy from TechOWL? Click the button below to respond to the project survey. This data lets us keep offering free programs like this for Pennsylvania families!

We’d also love to see your toys in action! Consider joining our toy drive success bulletin board by submitting your photo. This helps us show future donors and volunteers how kids use our toys!


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.

Resources

Troubleshooting Battery Interrupted Toys

Interested in adapting your own toys? Here are some of the ways that we do it:

You can also find videos of toy adaptations on YouTube!


Thank you!

We want to say thank you to all of our donors, volunteers, and organizations who connected us with children to receive 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.