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San Francisco Firefighters' Annual Toy Drive - Dec. 12th!

2018 San Francisco Firefighters' Annual Toy Drive

Annual Toy Drive to Support the San Francisco Firefighters' Toy Program!  The Chapter once again is collecting upwrapped toys for children, infant to age 12 at our Dec. 12th Meeting.  The San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 Toy Program is a 501 c3 registered non-profit.   You may also make a donation by check or money order made payable to: "San Francisco Firefighter's Toy Program".   

Every person who brings toys or a donation to the meeting will receive one ticket for entry into our  drawing for one full conference admissons to the Chapter's Spring Seminar on Thursday, Feb. 21st, 2019

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.