The following are among the organizations in the Washington area that are accepting donations of food, clothes and toys for the needy during this season of giving.
BREAD FOR THE CITY: Toys for children 15 and under, canned goods and other nonperishable foods may be donated at Bread For The City's community center at 1305 14th St. NW. Although any toys will be accepted, Bread For The City would prefer that the toys be new. For information, contact Tom Muser at 332-0440.
GOOD BEARS OF THE WORLD INTERNATIONAL: Teddy bears that will be used primarily to help comfort abused children can be donated to the Child Protection Division of the National Center of Children's Hospital. Teddy bears must be new and "safe:" Eyes and noses must be secure so that a child cannot pull them out. For information, contact Johanna Brewer, 667-4405.
THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: Canned goods and toys may be donated to the Government Printing Office at 732 N. Capitol St. NW. Donated items may be placed in boxes set up in the building lobby.
THE HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN: Located at 1731 Bunker Hill Rd. NE, one block from Michigan and South Dakota avenues, the hospital is accepting new toys for infants or small children. Toys may be left with the hospital receptionist at the main entrance 24 hours a day.
THE METROPOLITAN POLICE: A number of police districts are accepting toys for disadvantaged children. Any toys will be accepted, but the police emphasize that they would prefer new toys. Toys may be dropped off at the Community Service Offices of the following stations:
The First District station at 415 Fourth St. SW; for information, contact Lt. Doug Avery or Sgt. Demetrius Reid at 727-4643.
The Third District station at 1620 V St. NW; for information, contact Sgt. Walter Thornton or Officer Ron Hampton 673-6920.
The Fourth District station at 6001 Georgia Ave. NW; for information, contact Lt. James Holloway at 576-6723.
Fifth District station at 1805 Bladensburg Rd. NE; for information, contact Sgt. Fannie Cousins at 727-4483.
Seventh District station at 1324 Mississippi Ave. SE; for information, contact Lt. Nathaniel McCoy or Sgt. Frank Copeland at 767-7967.
THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS RESERVES' TOYS FOR TOTS: Marking its 40th year, the Toys for Tots program requires that any donated toys be new, unwrapped and between $5 and $15 in cost. For information, call Continental Federal Savings Bank at 691-4500 or The Marine Reserves Center at 433-3612 or 433-3613.
Toys can be dropped off at Continental Federal Savings Bank, any area Jiffy Lube, The Landover Mall, Montgomery Mall and The Mazza Gallerie. Other locations are Coldwell Banker Realty offices, Mount Vernon Realty offices, Merrill Lynch Realty offices, the Guest Quarters Hotel in Bethesda, the Vista International Hotel in the District, the Sheraton Premier Hotel in Tysons Corner, Potomac Mills Mall, Ballston Commons Mall, Springfield Mall, Bethesda Computers, American Self-Storage, Adia Temps Services, Volt Temps Services and area Dunkin' Donuts shops.
Those wishing to donate toys should look for the Marine Resrves Poster featuring Mickey Mouse.
The Marine Reserves and radio station WMAL will also be collecting toys at Sunday's Redskins-Cowboys game at RFK Stadium and at George Washington High School in Alexandria during a football game between the Virginia Storm and the Maryland Golden Eagles.