The McNabb Center’s Christmas in July Toy Drive, now in its fifth year, kicks off July 1. The event benefits the Dear Santa program and enables the community to donate to children and families who may be struggling this holiday season. Last year, more than 500 child clients of the McNabb Center and their siblings received gifts that were donated through toy drives as part of Christmas in July and Dear Santa.

“The Christmas in July Toy Drive helps kick off the spirit of holiday giving, without the hectic holiday season,” said Amy Cattran, community relations coordinator for the McNabb Center. “Donations from the toy drive help us fulfill the holiday wishes for children and families who have an unexpected need during the holidays. This would not be possible without the support of the community.”

The McNabb Center is partnering with ORNL Federal Credit Union, Y-12 Federal Credit Union, Enrichment Federal Credit Union and Knoxville Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union, all of whom will host toy collection bins in their branches throughout the region from July 1-15, 2023. To find a list of participating branches, visit