SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— It may be the day before Thanksgiving, but instead of turkeys, toys are on the minds of some San Francisco dignitaries. Representatives from Glide Memorial Church helped spread the word in Union Square Wednesday about the 14th annual Lefty O’Doul’s Toy Drive.
Rev. Cecil Williams was joined by Mayor Ed Lee who said that the Central Subway construction and other projects along major merchant corridors were temporarily “buttoned up” so that people could enjoy their shopping experience.READ MORE: California Drought: Healdsburg Bans Sprinklers; Sets Personal Water Use To 74 Gallons A Day
“Let’s give, give, give out of our hearts and gratitude to each other and keep our community strong,” said Lee.READ MORE: 3-Alarm Fire Burns 2 Buildings at West Oakland Recycling Center
Rev. Williams said with the help of Lefty O’Doul’s, they will meet their goal of 10,000 toys collected, which is 2,000 more than last year.
“We have a need,” Williams said. “The need is to make sure that all the children, especially the young people, get toys.”MORE NEWS: Update: One Killed, Two Injured When Truck Crashes Into Diners at San Jose Sports Bar
You can drop off toys for the less fortunate at Lefty O’Doul’s at Geary and Powell or Glide Memorial Church at Ellis and Taylor.