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How to give, which toys are most needed

For more than 15 years, KCRA 3 and the California Highway Patrol have teamed up to do a toy drive on vacation. This year’s CHiPs for Kids drop-off event takes place on Fridays at the Cal Expo main entrance from 4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Official Mike Harris said the annual toy drive “is a pivotal time of year” for CHP. “There is so much work to do,” he said. “When you take these families through as we do our distribution – and see the eyes of the kids and really see the pure joy and happiness they get from participating in This activity, please make every very worthwhile. “Last year, people donated more than 10,000 toys during the Friday event alone. That’s 4,000 more toys than the year before. People have been “through so many things this past year, so having things like this to try to focus and have a positive impact on is really a huge part of us,” Harris said. For this year, “we’re going to need a lot of things,” Harris said. “Give what you can. One toy is enough. “That said, here are some specific recommendations. Toy drive organizers are always on the lookout for toys for older children in need. Harris suggested gift cards that could be used to buy video games or other items. Basketball and other sports equipment related to soccer, baseball or other sports can be a good choice, he says. Overall, Lego sets and remote-controlled electronics like cars have always been a big hit for different age groups, says Harris. Just remember if you’re giving away something that requires batteries, please include those as well. Toy drives often bring in a large amount of children’s toys, so Harris said there’s probably not much need for more stuffed animals. You might consider giving a doll instead. If you can’t make it to Cal Expo for the drop-off event, there are other places to contribute. Here are the return locations: You can help by bringing a new, unpacked toy to any CHP office or US Furniture Showcase between November 16 and December 12 12. This year’s CHiPs 4 children’s drive is sponsored by Furniture Gallery of America, Bell Brothers Heating & Air, Ashley Law and Toyota.

For more than 15 years, KCRA 3 and the California Highway Patrol have teamed up to do a toy drive on vacation.

This year ChiP return event for children takes place on Fridays at the main entrance of Cal Expo from 4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m

Official Mike Harris said the annual toy race “is a pivotal time of year” for CHP.

“There is so much work to do,” he said. “When you take these families through as we do our distribution – and see the eyes of the kids and really see the pure joy and happiness they get from participating in this activity, [that] just make every bit of it worth it. “

Last year, people donated more than 10,000 toys during Friday’s event alone. That’s 4,000 more toys than the year before.

People have been “through so many things this past year, so having things like this to try to focus and have a positive impact on is really a huge part of us,” Harris said.

For this year, “we’re going to need a lot of things,” Harris said. “Give what you can. One toy is enough. ”

That said, here are some specific recommendations.

Toy drive organizers are always on the lookout for toys for older children in need. Harris recommends gift cards that can be used to buy video games or other items. Basketball and other sports equipment related to soccer, baseball or other sports can be a good choice, he says.

Overall, Lego sets and remote-controlled electronics like cars have always been a big hit for different age groups, says Harris. Just remember if you’re giving away something that requires batteries, please include those as well.

Toy drives often bring in a large amount of children’s toys, so Harris said there’s probably not much need for more stuffed animals. You might consider giving a doll instead.

If you can’t make it to Cal Expo for the drop-off event, there are other places to contribute.

Here are the drop off locations:

You can help by bringing a new, unpacked toy to any CHP office or US Furniture Showroom between November 16 and December 12.

This year’s CHiPs 4 Kids Toy Drive is sponsored by American Furniture Galleries, Bell Brothers Heating & Air, Ashley Law and Toyota.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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