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There are 4 ways you and your organization may help.

Here is how you can help:

All Wauwatosa Chamber Members and their firms are invited to participate with the “Tosa For Tots” Holiday Clothing and Toy Collection (mid-November through mid-December).


The Tosa Chamber of Commerce is teaming with the Wauwatosa Lions Club and Salvation Army to collect articles of clothing and toys for families in need.


How can you and your firm participate:

  • By placing a “Tosa For Tots” BARREL in your business to collect clothes and toys

  • By placing a “Tosa For Tots” BOX in your business to collect clothes and toys

  • Volunteer for a three or four hour block of time to separate and/or distribute the clothes and toys to families at the Salvation Army location.  

    The Salvation Army Volunteer Opportunities

Please take a look at the descriptions below,  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:


Brief position descriptions are as follows: 


Sorters:  Sort donated toys by age and gender appropriateness. Must be able to follow directions, assess toy age range, be able to stand on concrete floors in a warehouse atmosphere. It requires lifting and bending. Must NOT be a recipient of The Salvation Army Toy Shop program.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. 


Stockers:   Stock age appropriate toys on tables for distribution. Keep table areas stocked with items, table area neat and orderly  and offer suggestions to parents as to choices of toys available. Toy shop recipients are not allowed to volunteer for this program. Does involve standing and working on a warehouse floor. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. 


Volunteer Reception Area & Kitchen Attendant:  Help make Christmas Merry for over 20,000 children by playing a critical role The Salvation Army Toy Shop. Facilitate the volunteer check-in process. This may include volunteer sign-in; distribution and collection of supplies; directing volunteers to appropriate areas; thanking volunteers for their service; and communicate the Toy Shop guidelines to volunteers. 


  • Cash donations - direct these to Salvation Army of Milwaukee - IMPORTANT: note your checks "Tosa for Tots"
    Also note: these are donations and are tax deductable!

The collection barrels, boxes, and signage will be very professional with an attractive logo and message - in fact, the logo is the one on this page!


Please call or email  to let us know if your business can be a collection location.


If you'd like to donate a new toy or article of clothing, see the Sponsor Page to find a collection drop off site near you. Click on the logo for address and contact information.

Collection barrels and boxes will be delivered to your office in mid-November.

Call Dick Deschane @ 414-517-0663, Lions Club @ 414-257-9582, or Chamber Office @ 414-453-2330 for questions/comments and to participate.


We are continuing to look forward to a successful community project.

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