A host of local organizations - the Redwood City Police and Fire Departments; the Police Activities League (PAL); Parks, Recreation and Community Services; the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office; San Carlos Fire; Woodside Fire; and the CARON Project - have been hard at work collecting toys and books for low-income families as part of the annual Christmas Toy and Book Drive.
Tonight, members of these organizations and local volunteers will gather at the Red Morton Community Center in Redwood City to help wrap these gifts, from 5-8 p.m. Peet's Coffee in Redwood City will provide free coffee for wrap party volunteers.
Volunteers are still needed to help wrap gifts and prepare them to be delivered to local families. If you are interested in helping, contact any of the following representatives.
Tom Cronin, PAL Director: 650-556-1650 ext. 11 firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Velasquez, Redwood City Fire Dept.: 650-780-7400 / email@example.com
Officer Dan Smith, Redwood City Police: 650-780-7601 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Pedro Miqueo, County Sheriff's Office: 650-257-3406 / email@example.com
In addition, Peet's Coffee at 2600 Broadway in Redwood City will be collecting cash, toy and book donations all next week (beginning Dec. 17) in their store.
Donations of toys and books can also be dropped off to the collection barrels anytime at the following locations throughout the city:
- Redwood City Hall
- Redwood City Police Department
For more information, visit www.toydriverwc.com.
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