Last year, the Redwood City/San Mateo County Holiday Toy and Book Drive provided over 12,000 toys and books to over 500 families.
Those sorts of numbers cannot be reached, of course, without donations.
The annual toy and books drive is currently collecting donations and encouraging community members and businesses to again help enrich the holidays for local families in need.
How to help? You could put a toy and book collection barrel at your business or center. Last year, over 70 businesses participated. Also, individuals can help by donating new, unwrapped toys and books or make a donation, and corporate sponsorships are welcome. Volunteers are also needed to join wrapping parties to prepare gifts for the kids. See the flyer below for ways you can help.
“If you are interested in having a toy collection barrel, volunteering, or making a donation to our program, please fill out the form on the reverse side and mail or email to the address on the form,” organizers said.
At the end, Santa Claus will deliver presents personally to each child’s home escorted by uniformed police officer, deputy sheriff or firefighter personnel.