Police, Firefighters Start Holiday Toy and Book Donation Drive

Sure it's the beginning of November, but it's never too early to start giving.

The Redwood City Police Activities League and the police and firefighters associations are searching for businesses to participate in their 2011 holiday toy and book drive.

Check out a video of last year's .

Organizers are asking businesses to set up donation barrels to collect toys and books, and are also asking corporate sponsors to help the PAL raise funds to purchase holiday supplies, wrapping paper and tape for needy families in the community.

In 2010, more than 12,000 books and wrapped gifts were delivered to more than 500 families through the program, organizers said.

Donation barrels are beginning to be delivered to businesses today, and will be collected in December.

Any business or organization interested in , can apply online at: http://rwctoydrive.com/pdfs/ToyDriveFundraiserLetter.pdf.

Those interested in volunteering or making a donation to the program are also advised to visit that site.

Anyone who wants to drop off toy and book donations can find a list of barrel locations at http://rwctoydrive.com/locations.html.

Questions can be directed to PAL Director Tim Cronin at (650) 556-1650 ext. 11.


--Bay City News


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