Redwood City Police and Firefighters' Association, the Police Activities League
and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office presents the
Dear Community Supporter,
Toy and Book Drive Officially Kicks-Off the Holiday Season
The Redwood City Police and Fire Departments, Police Activities League, and Parks Recreation and Community Services, have teamed up with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, San Carlos Fire, Woodside Fire, and the CARON Project to bring the Christmas Toy and Book Drive and the holiday spirit right to the doorstep of many needy families. With help from the Fair Oaks Community Center and a corps of volunteers, this annual event has become a welcome tradition in the Redwood City community. But it can only happen with the community's help.
Last year, over 50 local businesses filled 60 donation barrels with over 12,000 toys and books, and provided them to about 500 needy families. Deliveries take place with Santa Claus in a police car or a fire engine arriving at the home to hand out the presents, giving the kids a thrill they'll long remember. One thing that makes this program special is the collection and distribution of new books as well as toys. Each child served receives two gifts, a book, a stuffed animal, and several stocking stuffers, all of which bring that holiday sparkle to their eyes.
Donations of toys and books may be made at any collection barrel, or at City Hall, the Police Department, the Main Library, or any fire station. Businesses, individuals, or groups wishing to get involved can get more information on this website.
If you are interested in having a toy collection barrel, volunteering, or making a donation to the program, please contact;
Sergeant Dan Smith, Redwood City Police Department
Captain Justin Velasquez, Redwood City Fire Department
Deputy Pedro Miqueo,
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Thank you for your support,
Steve Penna, PAL Director
(650) 556-1650 Ext 11
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