Louisville Memorial Gardens East and West presents the SANTA CAUSE Annual Toy Drive

Annual Toy Drive

The SANTA CAUSE Annual Toy Drive presented by Louisville Memorial Gardens East and West will be held this year from November 1st through November 30.

We are currently seeking businesses, churches and groups to either host a drop-off collection bin or conduct a toy collection.

To participate or for more information please contact Mike Crask at or call


Toy Drop Off Locations


We are very excited to announce our Santa Cause Toy Collection Drive presented by Louisville Memorial Gardens East and West. From November 1st to November 30 we will be collecting new gifts and toys suitable for children age newborn to 19 years old.

We will have collection bins at the following sponsor locations in Metro Louisville, Kentucky:

Public Drop off sites:

-Louisville Memorial Gardens East and West

(East) 11601 Ballardsville Rd, Louisville 

(West) 4400 Dixie Highway, Shively, Ky

-All 14 area Bearno’s Pizza locations 

Bearno’s By-the-Bay

5801 River Rd 

Prospect, KY 40059

Bearno’s Westport Road

9222 Westport Road 

Louisville, KY 40242

Bearno’s Dixie

4105 Dixie Highway 

Louisville, KY 40216

Bearno’s Shepherdsville

1220 Highway 44 East

Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Bearno’s Okolona

8019 Preston Hwy 

Louisville, KY 40219

Bearno’s New Albany

3002 Charlestown Crossing

New Albany, IN 47150

Bearno’s Jeffersonville

5570 Highway 62 

Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Bearno’s Jeffersontown

10212 Taylorsville Road 

Louisville, KY 40299

Bearno’s Floyds Knobs

401 La Follette Station 

Floyds Knobs, IN 47119

Bearno’s Fern Creek

6101 Bardstown Road 

Louisville, KY 40291

Bearno’s By-the-Bridge

131 W Main St 

Louisville, KY 40202

Bearno’s Bowman Field

2900 Taylorsville Rd 

Louisville, KY 40205

Bearno’s Hurstbourne

855 South Hurstbourne 

Louisville, KY 40222

Bearno’s Middletown

13829 English Villa Drive 

Louisville, KY 40245

-Schmitt Furniture 

101 E Main St. 

New Albany, Indiana 

Internal collection sites (NO public drop off)

-Crestwood and Prospect Daycare Academies 

-River City Distributing

-Guess Warehouse

-Parker Warehouse 

-L&N Disposal


We will have collection bins at the following sponsor locations in Memphis, Tennessee:

-All 12 Memphis area Papa John’s Pizza locations

Papa John’s 153

7948 Winchester Rd. Ste 110

Memphis, TN 38125

Papa John’s 162

6836 Stage Rd

Bartlett, TN 38134

Papa John’s 163

3275 Austin Peay Hwy

Memphis, TN 38128

Papa John’s 175

2757 S Mendenhall Rd Ste 6

Memphis, TN 38115

Papa John’s 176

4213 Summer Ave

Memphis, TN 38122

Papa John’s 201

830 N Germantown Pkwy Ste 108

Cordova, TN 38018

Papa John’s 231

6515 Poplar Ave Ste 111

Memphis, Tn 38119

Papa John’s 298

1436 Union Ave.

Memphis, TN 38104

Papa John’s 445

622 W Poplar Ave.

Collierville, TN 38017

Papa John’s 446

906 Goodman Rd

Horn Lake, MS 38637

Papa John’s 1200

7423 Goodman Rd

Olive Branch, MS 38654

Papa John’s 1232

9160 US Hwy 64

Arlington, TN 38002

We will also have a Toy Drop Off Event in Memphis:

Dai Dai’s Superhero Toy Collection 

Saturday November 9, 11am-3pm

Papa John’s 

3275 Austin Peay Highway

Memphis,TN 38128

-Bring a Superhero toy, get a slice of pizza*

-Face painting, balloons, temporary tattoos 

*this event only

-Riviana Foods (No public drop off)


We will have a collection bin in New Albany, Mississippi at:

-Beacon Hill Townhomes

102 Wilkins Loop

New Albany, Ms


We will have a collection bin in Jackson, Tn at:

-American Fire Protection Group

155 N Conalco Dr

Jackson, Ms


We will have collection bins in Choudrant, Louisiana at:

-Revolve Hair by Amanda

2476 Highway 80, Choudrant, La

-Choudrant Village Hall

3911 Elm St. Choudrant, La

-Choudrant Post Office

2586 Highway 80 Choudrant,La

Prohibited Gifts

Due to Target House rules we can not accept:

used items


items with glitter

stuffed animals

medical themed items

items with a skull and crossbones


Purchase a gift from our Amazon wish list

For individuals wanting to participate you can purchase a Christmas gift for a St. Jude Hospita pediatric cancer patien at Target House by going to our Amazon Wish List and selecting a gift from a wide price range. The gift will be shipped directly to us.

2019 Santa Cause Toy Drive


Memorial Gardens East and West presents Childhood Cancer Family Fund’s annual Santa Cause Toy Collection Drive. It will take place from November 1st to November 30th!!! All gifts collected will be part of the free Christmas Shop at St. Jude Hospital’s Target House long term family residence.

Please forgive the long introduction that follows but it is important to give some perspective on why we are collecting gifts and asking you to donate. 

Childhood cancer is not a cute bald kid on a TV commercial.

Childhood cancer is real, it is devastating, it is painful, and too often it leads to the death of a precious child. Childhood cancer does not care if you’re rich or poor, black or white. It can strike any family without warning from birth through their teens.

The family with a child fighting cancer gets broken down physically, emotionally and financially. With just a few children’s cancer hospitals in the United States families are forced to seek treatment at a facility far away from home. Often one or both parents must give up their jobs to be with their child as they fight for their life.

Child cancer treatments are often long and tough. Some last up to three years. Even after enduring sometimes torturous treatments there is no guarantee that they will work. The treatment can be worse than the disease.

Even though my words cannot come close, I tried to describe some of what it’s like to have a child with cancer. You may read these words and think it is a harsh way to introduce our annual Santa Cause Toy Drive. It is...but the reality is a thousand times harsher for these kids and their families.

I wrote this to illustrate the fear, isolation, desperation, pain and difficulties children with cancer and their families live with every day.

I wrote this to show that on Christmas day your donation or your gift of a toy allows these families to ever so briefly escape their reality and just be a family for a little while.

I have seen with my own eyes the amazement and gratitude of the parents at Saint Jude Hospital Target House when they step in that free Christmas Shop packed with donated gifts . I have been hugged by tearful moms and I have been embraced by emotional fathers that just wanted to say thank you for giving them a great Christmas, or even a Christmas at all.

If you can find it in your heart to give a pediatric cancer family a few minutes away from their harsh reality on Christmas morning please make a donation. Your true gift is in providing these few moments of normalcy in their otherwise chaotic world.