Chandler Fire Department hosting holiday toy drive for local kids

Nov 1, 2020, 7:15 AM
(Facebook Photo/Chandler Fire Department)...
(Facebook Photo/Chandler Fire Department)
(Facebook Photo/Chandler Fire Department)

PHOENIX — The Chandler Fire Department is hoping to brighten the holiday season for local kids in need this year with its annual holiday toy drive.

New, unwrapped toys can be donated during a toy collection event hosted by the fire department on Dec. 5.

The event will take place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the parking lot of Chandler Fashion Center.

Those who donate a toy during the drive will receive free admission into Santa’s Enchanted Fire Village, where children can meet Fire Santa and take a peek at his fire truck.

“This event is just another way that our fire department personnel get to partner with the people we serve and together make a difference for those in need,” Chandler Fire Chief Tom Dwiggins said in a press release.

Toy donations can also be dropped off or shipped to any Chandler Fire Station between Nov. 9 and Dec. 11.

Firefighters will deliver the donated toys to the Chandler CARE Center, where they will then be distributed to children and families in need at each Chandler Unified School District elementary school.

“Our annual toy drive has been a tremendous success over the years,” Dwiggins said. “We get to witness the generosity of so many Chandler families and we, in turn, are able to fulfill the dreams of a lot of area kids.”

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