Scottsdale Fire Department wrapped its 2020 Toy Drive with more than 15,000 toys collected throughout November and December.
“2020 has been a special year and more families than ever have required assistance,” said Scottsdale Fire Chief Tom Shannon. “Our community is very generous and overwhelmingly met this need.”
Toys were collected at each of Scottsdale’s fire stations, police district offices, Public Safety Headquarters and a variety of local businesses.
Agencies receiving these donations this year include:
- Paiute Neighborhood Center
- Vista Del Camino
- HonorHealth at Shea, Osborn and Thompson Peak
- Family Promise
- Arizona Helping Hands
Because COVID restrictions put the volunteer program on hold, the Scottsdale Community Services Department redeployed some staff to help each day to collect and distribute the toys to the agencies.
“We are grateful for the team approach across the City to assist with this annual effort,” Shannon said. “With their help, we were able to ensure families and agencies were served with very little change in process. We thank everyone who made a difference this year despite the many challenges.”