Annual Christmas Eve toy drive at Lefty O’Douls in SF

UPDATE: Here is a statement from spokesperson Lee Houskeeper Friday morning:

We have exceeded our goal this year with gifts. As of 8 p.m. Thursday night 11k gifts were accounted for, but throughout yesterday thousands of gifts were passed out. Not to mention the online donations have not been counted yet.


SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The need for toys is greater than ever this year and many Bay Area residents want to help give back.

Lefty O’Doul’s on Geary Street in San Francisco is kicking off it’s 15th annual toy drive to help kids in need Thursday morning.

The restaurant and cocktail lounge started early Christmas Eve morning at 5 a.m. to make sure they could meet their goal of 15,000 toys.

KRON4’s Averi Harper spent the morning at the festive toy drive. Harper says they still need a lot of help to reach their goal.

Volunteers are asking for gifts for tween girls, ages 8-12, and athletic clothes.


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