A holiday toy drive organized by the San Francisco Police Department has resulted in over 6,300 toys being donated for children in need.
SFPD partnered with more than 60 Walgreens around the Bay Area, installing donation bins for shoppers to drop off their toys. In addition, the Golden State Warriors donated 300 toys, and Another Planet Entertainment organized toy drives at several concerts at Bill Graham Auditorium.
Of the total, 3,000 were also donated by Mayor Ed Lee’s office.
“The holiday season is made extra special when we give to those in need,” said Mayor Lee. “With the generous toy donations from my office, City departments, and private partners, we are able to ensure that thousands of our San Francisco youth will get a gift this Christmas.”
The toys will be handed out to kids living in low-income housing communities across the county.
“Resident leaders, our partners with the City and County of San Francisco and friends of the San Francisco Housing Authority have worked graciously with us to ensure that children living in Family Housing Developments will receive holiday toys,” said San Francisco Housing Authority Commissioner Leroy Lindo. “On behalf of Acting Executive Director Barbara Smith and my fellow commissioners, we are proud of this collective effort to help the children and families that we serve.”
Police officers will distribute the toys to children starting Dec. 19 through Dec. 23.