November 26, 2021 – December 19, 2021
Holiday Toy Drive
BOGO Daytime Admission for Anyone Who Donates.
Donate a toy from November 26 through December 19, 2021 in exchange for "Buy One, Get One Free" daytime tour admission to Eastern State Penitentiary.
One in 28 American children has a parent behind bars. In Pennsylvania alone, there are approximately 81,000 children with a parent incarcerated in a Pennsylvania state prison. How can we come together as a community to support families experiencing incarceration during the holidays?
Eastern State Penitentiary partners with local organizations to collect gifts for children who have a currently or recently incarcerated parent. From November 26 through December 19, any Eastern State visitor who donates a new toy or children's book, in its original packaging (but please no gift wrap), will receive a “Buy One, Get One Free” daytime tour admission coupon. Donations of toys and books that support children’s imaginations, literacy skills, self-esteem, and creativity at any age are recommended.
People may drop off donations during daytime tour hours, Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., even if they are not planning to take a tour. Items can also be purchased online and shipped directly to the penitentiary:
ATTN: Toy Drive
Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Thank you in advance for helping us spread holiday cheer this season!