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Toys 4 Tots

posted Nov 7, 2018, 1:11 PM by Kristin Snell   [ updated Nov 7, 2018, 1:16 PM ]

by Diana Pasquini, San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center

Every holiday season the Salvation Army teams up with Nevada County Sheriffs to help families provide a brighter holiday for their children. The San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center is delighted to play Santa’s Helper  by interviewing moms and dads to gather ideas for their children’s wish lists. Although the goal of Toys 4 Tots is to provide playthings for children, in some cases clothing and footwear may also be requested. San Juan Ridge parents who wish to participate in this wonderful program will be able to drop by the FRC to sign up for holiday gifts from November 5th through December 6th any time during business hours. Prior to coming, parents are advised to talk with their kids to get gift ideas based on their interests, needs and desires. We also advise parents to make note of current sizes if they plan to request clothing or footwear.

The Salvation Army will inform parents by mail when gifts can be picked up at the Family Resource Center. Usually occurring around the third week of December, Nevada County Sheriff’s Deputies and Posse merrily emerge from trucks and vans laden with holiday surprises for eagerly awaiting families. Over and over again we are deeply moved by the generosity of those who work tirelessly and give freely so that all children may have a Happy Holiday. We at the Family Resource Center look forward to sharing in our families’ holiday preparations by helping to make their children’s dreams come true.