Friday and Saturday,
November 25 & 26
10 am to 4 pm
The Santa Fe Fire Department will be kicking off its Annual Charity Holiday Toy Drive with photo opportunities of Santa on the Plaza. Stay for the annual tree lighting on Friday which begins with songs by the Girl Scouts at 3:30 pm. The tree will be lighted at 6 pm. There will be refreshments and entertainment throughout the event.
Parents can bring cameras and take a picture of their children (or themselves) with Santa on the SFPD 1934 La France Fire Engine. There is no cost to take the picture—but a donation to the toy drive is encouraged.
New unwrapped toys can be donated to:
Fire Station 5 at 1130 Siler Road
Pak Mail at 369 Montezuma Street
Queen’s Ransom in De Vargas Mall (Anyone who donates a toy at Queen’s Ransom will receive 15% off their purchase)
All toys and donations will be given to Esperanza Women’s Shelter, Villa Therese Catholic Clinic and Team Builders. Monetary donations will be used to buy gift cards in $10 increments to give to the older kids who are a bit too old for toys.
Last year, through fundraising and contributions, $2000 was collected and approximately 500 toys were given away.
Thank you, Santa Fe, for your generosity!
Santa Claus icon not the actual Santa Claus, and is courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.