BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — CBS 42 is proud to join AmFirst and the City of Birmingham for the Magic City Toy Drive in 2022!  The Birmingham Police Department and the Birmingham Fire Department are collecting toys, bicycles, and new coats for distribution to children by the Department of Youth Services  – and YOU can help by bringing your donations to your nearest AmFirst branch.

The toys and coats you give will go directly to the parents of the neediest children in our area, just in time for Christmas.  No toy is too large, no toy is too little. One small gesture can change a child’s life forever – and will help make the holiday season extra-magical. Just drop off a new unwrapped toy, bicycle, or coat before Wednesday, December 7.   Click here to find an AmFirst branch location near you.

Below are toy suggestions for children under 12.

Ages 1-3

  • Learning toys
  • Building blocks
  • Soft basketball
  • Rubber fire trucks
  • Sing along toys
  • Music toys
  • Tricycles
  • Wagons

Ages 4-5

  • Educational toys
  • Baby dolls
  • Barbie dolls
  • Barbie cars
  • Tea set
  • Bowling set
  • Action figures
  • Junior skates
  • Learning tablet
  • Cars/trucks
  • Bicycles

Ages 6-7

  • Easy Bake Oven
  • Toy instruments
  • Junior skates
  • Baby dolls
  • Slime
  • Remote controlled cars
  • Wrestling toys
  • Action figures
  • Hot wheel track set
  • Race car track
  • Bicycles

Ages 8-12

  • Watches
  • Bicycles
  • Board games
  • Headphones
  • Slime
  • Wrestling belts
  • Headphone and ear phones
  • Handheld game consoles
  • Tablets
  • Sport theme items (NFL& NBA)
  • Telescope and science stem items
  • Legos
  • Skateboard