SFPD and Walgreens kick off 2016 Holiday Toy Drive

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Thanks to the San Francisco Police Department and Walgreens drugstores, you can cheer up the holidays for a child in need. Today they launched their 2016 Holiday Toy Drive for San Francisco children.

From Nov. 18 to Dec. 19, SFPD will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys at more than 60 San Francisco Walgreens locations. Their goal is to exceed last year’s toy drive, in which about 2,500 items were donated at 30 Walgreens stores.

“Everyone can make a difference in a child’s life,” said Interim Police Chief Toney Chaplin. “San Franciscans are generous, thoughtful people and we believe they will step up to brighten the holidays for children and provide happy memories for years to come. We thank Walgreens for doing their part again this year to help San Francisco youth.”

Donors can purchase or drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any San Francisco Walgreens that features a brightly colored and marked toy drive collection bin. Those unable to drop off a toy may also contribute to a Go Fund Me account (https://www.gofundme.com/sfpdtoydrive2016), established by the San Francisco Police Foundation to purchase toys for underprivileged children this holiday season.

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