Piedmonters donate more than 1,000 toys (so far) to annual toy drive

On Friday the city shared pictures of some of the 1,000+ toys Piedmonters have donated so far to this year’s toy drive. “We are awed by the generosity of this community,” said Echa Schneider, the city’s communications program manager.

The annual toy drive is coordinated by the Piedmont Fire Department in partnership with local charities. The newest members of the Fire Department — all of whom just started with the city on Monday — helped showcase the donations.

The city is continuing to collect new, unwrapped toys through Dec. 23. Look for donations bins at City Hall, the Recreation Department, and the Police Department lobby.

All toys collected will be distributed to families in Oakland and Alameda County. Toys dropped off before Dec. 8 will be distributed through the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

Toys donated on or after Dec. 8 will be distributed at the annual Three Wise Men toy giveaway in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood.

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