A Different Kind of Drive

You may be familiar with drives on a golf course, but at the Ben Curtis Family Foundation, drives take on a whole new meaning. We always need individuals and organizations to host food, toiletry and toy drives to fill our Birdie Bags and Birdie Bins and make the holidays merrier for children.

Organize a Drive

Please contact our team if you’re interested in organizing or hosting a drive!

Volunteers loading birdie bags

Food Drive

Food is the foundation of our organization and we stock our pantries with nonperishable food items. We are always in need of certain types of items. Contact us to learn more or to organize a food drive.

Bathroom supplies needed by students and families in Northeast Ohio

Toiletry Drive

Host a toiletry drive to help us collect toiletries for our Birdie Bags and Birdie Bins. Both full size and travel size products are needed. Contact us to see what our greatest needs are right now or to host a drive.

Ben Curtis Family Foundation volunteers at a Christmas toy drive

Toy Drive

Help us make the holidays bright.
We collect toys for children who attend our A Very Merry Dinner events. Contact us for a list of the most requested toys this year and learn more about hosting a toy drive.

Most Requested Items

We have specific lists of items we need the most, but some of the most common items needed include:

Food Items

  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal
  • Popcorn
  • Pasta
  • Crackers
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit snacks

Serving sizes (not full sizes) needed for all items


  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Body wash
  • Bars of soap

Travel sizes (not full sizes) needed for all items


  • Nerf brand items
  • Barbie dolls (all ethnicities)
  • Our Generation dolls (all ethnicities)
  • LEGO sets
  • Hot Wheels
  • Fisher-Price toys
  • Crafts and supplies