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San Francisco Fire Dept. Annual Toy Drive - Dec. 13th!

2017 San Francisco Fire Department
Annual Toy Drive

It's time again for the annual SFFD Toy  Drive (website). Bring an unwrapped toy to our Wed., December 13th meeting for the 2017 SFFD Toy Drive. Toys will be delivered to the SF Fire Department courtesy of Chapter Sponsor Corodata. Added Bonus: Anyone who brings a toy will be entered into a raffle to win free registration to ARMA Golden Gate’s Springtime Event in Downtown SF.  The December meeting is free to all registered attendees. Register here!

Toy Guidelines: Toys  must be UNWRAPPED. They are looking for toys for kids, infant through 12 years old. Their biggest need is usually infants and older girls. They do not accept toy guns. You can also donate a gift card for the older kids so they can pick out something they enjoy. i.e.; Target, iTunes, Best Buy etc.

Donation Suggestions
1. Sports Equipment- Basketballs, Footballs, Soccer balls, Baseballs and gloves
2. Arts and Crafts
3. Baby Items- blankets, bottles, rattles
4. Dolls of all nationalities
5. Stuffed Animals
6. iPods
7. Books
8. If you donate a game system please include the game.
9. Toy Trucks

The San Francisco Firefighter’s Toy Program is the cities largest and the nation’s oldest program of its kind. Since 1949, it has evolved from a few firefighters repairing broken toys and bikes for 15 families to, in 2016, 300 firefighters and friends volunteering their time to distribute over 200,000 toys to more than 40,000 disadvantaged children. Besides helping individual families in need, the Toy Program serves many community organizations, including shelters for abused women and children, inner-city schools, children’s cancer wards, and pediatric AIDS units. We also respond on a year round basis to displaced children who become victims of fires, floods and other such disasters.

Their program is run strictly on donations to ensure that proceeds go to the children at Christmas time. Monetary and toy donations are tax deductible. The San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program is a non-profit 5O1c3 organization.