Steinford Toy Foundation

During the Great Depression, a Northern KY couple, Rose and George Steinford, witnessed many needy children who were not experiencing the joys of Christmas. Rose and George assumed the roles of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus by purchasing, repairing, and distributing used toys to these children. It was not long before the community became involved in their mission.
After Rose passed away in 1973 several Covington-Kenton County Jaycees, who had been involved in the Christmas project as volunteers, helped George carry on the tradition. The "Rose and George Steinford Foundation" was developed. In 1980 George passed away, but the foundation, now known as "The Steinford Toy Foundation" has continued to provide Christmas joy to needy families throughout Northern Kentucky.
Toys are purchased through donations from the Foundation's fundraising activities as well as toy donations from area businesses who help coordinate toy drives each year.

Donate a toy and help make Christmas for a Northern Kentucky child this Christmas!  Click here to see a list of toy drive drop-off locations.

To read about the latest happenings with Steinford Toy Foundation, click here to view our latest newsletter!


  • Tickets on Sale for 2018 Toy Event! Please join us on November 30th as we kick off the holiday season with our 7th annual Toy Event charity ball fundraiser.  All proceeds from the event will be used ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2018, 5:58 PM by Tom Wiechman
  • Tickets on Sale for 2016 Toy Event Please join us on December 3rd as we kick off the holiday season with our 5th annual Toy Event fundraiser.  All proceeds from the event will be used to purchase ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2016, 11:26 AM by Tom Wiechman
  • Charity Night at the Tables Steinford Toy Foundation is once again participating in the Charity Night at the Tables event at Turfway Park on March 19, 2016!For those who aren't familiar with this ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2016, 7:11 AM by Tom Wiechman
  • Santa is Calling All Elves!! We need help with packing and delivery of toys to Northern Kentucky families this year!  Do you have a little time to spare?Click here to visit our volunteer page ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2015, 9:55 AM by Tom Wiechman
  • Donate a Toy and Help a Child in Need Click here for a list of toy drive drop-off locations.  Help us spread more smiles to Northern Kentucky children in need this holiday season!
    Posted Dec 3, 2015, 6:13 PM by Tom Wiechman
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8th Annual Toy Event Receptions Banquet & Conference Center, Erlanger KY November 22, 2019 7 PM - 12 AM 
27th Annual Golf Outing Twin Oaks Golf & Plantation Club, Covington KY August 9, 2019 9:15 AM 
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