RWC Toy Drive

Redwood City Police and Firefighters' Association, the Police Activities League
and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office presents the
Annual Holiday

RWC Toy Drive

Dear Community Supporter,

Toy and Book Drive Officially Kicks-Off the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time of joy, happiness, family, and friendship. Unfortunately, there are local kids and families in need, who don't have the opportunity to share in the spirit of the holidays.

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.

  • Businesses: help by placing donation barrels at their sites

  • Individuals and families: help by donating new, unwrapped toys and books

  • Volunteers: join the fun 'wrapping parties' where everyone takes part in preparing the gifts for the kids, from gift wrapping, to 'quality control,' to helping with food and drinks. Corporate help can be any of the above, or a monetary donation.

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,
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

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Our wrapping party is Monday, December 16th, 2012, 5pm to 8pm at Red Morton Community Center (1120 Roosevelt. Ave.)


The Toy Drive Kickoff event at Arya restaurant, sponsored by W.L. Butler Construction and Sequoia Realty Services, was a huge success. The restaurant was packed and the toys filled the room, with a special visit from Santa arriving on his sleek "sleigh".
Tax ID # 94-3229506

Thank you for your support,

Steve Penna, PAL Director
(650) 556-1650 Ext 11

Justin Velasquez Officer Dan Smith Deputy Pedro Miqueo
RWC Fire Department RWC Police Department SMC Sheriff’s Office
650.780.7400 650.780.7601 650-257-3406
Thank you for donating to the Redwood City Toy Drive!

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