FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 15, 2013
For information contact: Tom Dwiggins
Battalion Chief and PIO
Chandler Fire Department
Chandler Fire Department collecting holiday toys for local children
CHANDLER, Ariz. – The Chandler Fire Department’s annual Holiday Toy Drive returns this year to Chandler Fashion Center from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in a community-wide effort to provide thousands of disadvantaged children with a happier holiday.
Anyone who donates a new, unwrapped toy at the Mall event will receive a ride in a Chandler fire engine. An adult must accompany all children 6 years of age and younger. The Fire Department also requests that donated toys not be battery operated.
The toy collection point at Chandler Fashion Center is near the valet parking area outside of the food court on the south side of the mall. Fire Department mascots will be at the mall, along with Sprinkler the Clown, and performances by the City of Chandler Holiday Carolers.
Chandler Fire will deliver all donated toys to the Chandler CARE Center for disadvantaged children who have been identified through the staff at each Chandler Unified School District elementary school.
Toy donations can also be dropped off in the lobby of the Fire Administration Headquarters at 151 E. Boston Street through December 13 or at any of our local Chandler fire stations.
For more information about the Chandler Fire Department, visit www.chandleraz.gov/fire.