'Law & Order: SVU' star Ryan donates hundreds of toys to poor kids ahead of his 9th birthday

Junie Sihlangu
Dec 18, 2018
12:29 P.M.

On Saturday, ahead of his ninth birthday next month, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU)” star Ryan Buggle and his family members hosted a benefit party in New York. They collected roughly 200 toys for their drive.


Buggle was holding the toy drive for the second December since 2017.

For the holiday season actor Ryan Buggle, 8, asked for nothing more than toys for children that are less fortunate. Buggle portrays Noah Benson on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

On Sunday, the toys that the actor and his family had collected were delivered to Hazlet’s Toys For Tots warehouse. The young boy explained why he did the initiative.


For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. He said:

“They are the best charity ever because they help bring toys to kids who may not get any during the holidays. My TV mom (Mariska Hargitay) taught me all about philanthropy and the importance of giving back.”

This is the second December that the actor has held the toy drive. His mother Janine Buggle shared:

“He has such a giving heart and he hopes to continue to donate his birthday to charity for many years. We love supporting him and seeing how a small act of kindness makes a big difference.”


The young boy’s past credits include a starring role in the 2017 "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" and he’s had appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” and “Saturday Night Live.”


Buggle released a three-minute dance YouTube video with his friend Sadie O’Sullivan to promote the toy drive. O’Sullivan also joined him in delivering the toys on Sunday.

Talking about the drive, the young actor said:

"It was so much fun. I enjoy it because Toys for Tots is the best toy company ever. Kids that wouldn't get toys this year are going to get toys because we gave them a bunch of toys.”


Buggle managed to double the number of toys he collected last year. He revealed that he planned to keep doing more toy drives in the future.

His goal for next year is to collect 1,000 toys. For more information on Toys For Tots, or to donate, visit www.toysfortots.org.

In November, Hargitay posted a picture of herself with Buggle and Philip Winchester, who plays Assistant District Attorney Peter Stone. The three posed happily at a New York playground.

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