Firefighters will be collecting “new” toys, which the Salvation Army will distribute, to children in our community that may not otherwise receive a new toy for Christmas this year. All the toys collected are distributed to local children ages 0-12 in Humboldt County. We hope to help over 600 Families this year!
This event provides an opportunity for citizens and firefighters to “SHARE THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS” and do something positive for the local community.
Toys can be dropped off at any Eureka Fire Station and numerous local businesses.
We will be collecting toys at the Bayshore Mall on November 26th and November 27th.
We will also be collecting toys at the Humboldt County Artisans Craft Fair at Redwood Acres on Dec 3rd. 4th, and 5th. Bring a toy and get in free!!
SANTA FOR SENIORS
In addition to the Eureka Firefighter’s Toy drive, we are proud to be continuing the 3rd Annual Santa for Seniors program. This year we are partnering with the Humboldt Senior Resource Center.
All donations to Santa for Seniors will go to the Humboldt Senior Resource Center’s White Box Project. This great program provides local Senior citizens with a Holiday box filled with some food treats for the holidays. They hope to assemble, wrap, and deliver over 400 boxes this year!
We all think of the kids at Christmas time, but a group in our community that is often overlooked is the senior citizens. There are many local seniors who are alone, have no family or money, they receive no gifts, and miss out on the type of Christmas many of the rest of us are able to enjoy with our own families.
By making a cash donation to the Santa for Seniors, you can help share the gift of Christmas with an elderly person in our community who is less fortunate than yourself!
For further information regarding the Santa for Seniors or the Eureka Firefighter’s Toy Drive, you can contact any City of Eureka Fire Station or call the Eureka Fire Department at (707) 441-4000.