Program Still Needs Help

Low-income families may still enroll

The Alameda Firefighters Toy Program (AFTP) is currently underway and donation boxes have been set up all over town. Low income families residing in the City of Alameda can still sign up to receive age-appropriate holiday toys for their children up to age 12 and a $30 Target gift card for youth ages 13 to 17. Enroll at the Alameda Food Bank through this Saturday, Dec. 14, with proof of Alameda residency.  

Those who do not sign up may still receive toys and gifts at Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Ave., on Friday, Dec. 20, from noon to 2 p.m., or on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. Families need to bring proof of Alameda residency, and a medical card or birth certificate for each child 17 and younger. Toys and gift cards will be distributed while supplies last.

Donations are still needed in the form of: remote-control cars, legos, scooters, sports balls, crafts, educational toys, and multicultural Barbies and dolls. Cash donations are also needed to purchase the $30 gift cards given to teens. Checks made out to AFTP can be mailed to P.O. Box 6523, Alameda, CA 94501. Donations are tax deductible.

Donors may drop off new, unwrapped toys at one of the many AFTP locations. The final pickup for these sites will be the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 18.

For a complete list of toy drop-off sites at www.alamedaca.gov.