A San Francisco restaurant has collected 15,000 toys in the last two days, and managed to distribute nearly all of them to the city’s neediest children in the same time frame.
Nearly all of the approximately 11,200 toys collected at the “Last Chance” toy drive at San Francisco’s Lefty O’Doul’s have been delivered to children.
After a house fire gutted a Union City family’s home and burned all of their presents less than two days before Christmas, neighbors and firefighters have stepped up to ensure that their festivities could still go on.
An annual holiday toy drive by Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose has a record number of kids set to receive gifts but is about 7,000 toys and books shy of its goal, a charity spokesman said Thursday.
Dozens of needy families endured the nighttime chill camped outside Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose for the chance to pick out free toys and books as holiday gifts for their children.
San Francisco firefighters are holding a toy drive Wednesday evening focused on collecting ethnic dolls that will be handed out to children over the holidays.
Lefty O’Doul’s is once again collecting toys for needy and homeless children.
The San Francisco Fire Department has asked the community to dig a bit deeper this holiday season. In addition to its annual toy drive, firefighters put a call out for donations of toiletries for the homeless.