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Scottsdale Fire Department hosting annual holiday toy drive

Nov 30, 2020, 4:15 AM

(Scottsdale Fire Department Facebook Photo)...

(Scottsdale Fire Department Facebook Photo)

(Scottsdale Fire Department Facebook Photo)

PHOENIX — Now is the time of the season for giving, and the Scottsdale Fire Department is doing its part by hosting a toy drive that runs through Dec. 22.

The department is accepting unwrapped toys and gift cards at its stations and headquarters building, located near the intersection of Indian School and Granite Reef roads.

The holiday toy drive will benefit the Scottsdale Paiute Neighborhood Center, Arizona Burn Foundation, Arizona Helping Hands, Family Promise and other family assistance programs.

“These donations help make the holiday season a little brighter for many families, especially this year with the challenges of the pandemic,” Scottsdale Fire Department Chief Tom Shannon said in a press release. “We appreciate the generosity of this community.”

The drive has brought in an average of 15,000 toys in past years that have been given out to more than 1,000 families in the area.

Anyone that would like to help collect toys can do so by emailing the department or calling 480-312-8000.

The department has also included a list of toy suggestions for the drive on its website .

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Scottsdale Fire Department hosting annual holiday toy drive