Black Friday is the official kick-off for the Scottsdale Fire Annual Toy Drive. Unwrapped toys and gift cards are accepted at all SFD fire stations and headquarters through Dec. 21.
"Our community is extremely generous," says Scottsdale Fire Chief Tom Shannon. "These donations help make the holiday season a little brighter for many families."
Donations are distributed to partner organizations who serve families in need. Yearly, approximately 15,000 toys are collected through the toy drive, serving well over 1,000 families.
These agencies include:
- Paiute Neighborhood Center
- HonorHealth at Shea, Osborn and Thompson Peak
- Family Promise
- Arizona Helping Hands
- Arizona Burn Foundation
- Armer Foundation for Kids
Donors are asked to consider gifts for children ages 7-12 and 13-18 years old, as these age groups are more challenging to find appropriate items. Gift cards are fantastic alternatives to selecting something specific. Get more gift ideas.
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