Toys for Tots Locations Open

Dates and locations for the 2017 Alameda Firefighters Toys for Tots program have been announced. The program is a partnership of the Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth and their Families, Alameda Food Bank, Alameda Red Cross Youth, Alameda Firefighters, and other community organizations. It ensures that all low-income Alameda families who sign up at the Alameda Food Bank receive age-appropriate holiday toys for their children ages birth to 12 and gift cards for youth ages 13 to 16.       

Families needing toys are invited to sign up at the Alameda Food Bank between now and Saturday, Dec. 16. Visit or call 523-5850 for hours and locations. 

This year, the program is especially in need of crafts, sports balls and other items for the older children. Cash donations are also needed to purchase the $25 gift cards. Make checks out to Alameda Firefighters Toy Program and mail them to 2516 Santa Clara Ave., Suite A, Alameda, CA 94501. All donations are tax-deductible.

Drop off new, unwrapped toys at one of the locations listed below. The final pickup for these sites will be Tuesday, Dec. 19. 
• Fire Station No. 1, 2401 Encinal Ave.
• Fire Station No. 2, 635 Pacific Ave.
• Fire Station No. 3, 1625 Buena Vista Ave.
• Fire Station No. 4, 2595 Mecartney Rd.
• Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.
• Alameda Police Department, 1555 Oak St.
• Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St.
• Alameda Recreation & Park Dept., 2226 Santa Clara Ave.
• Alameda Municipal Power, 2000 Grand St.
• Alameda Chamber of Commerce, 2215-A South Shore Dr. (South Shore Center)
• Alameda Hospital (Use Willow Street Entrance)
• Bank of Marin, 2208 S. Shore Center and 805 Marina Village Pkwy.
• Bladium, 800 Tower Ave.
• Child Unique Montessori, 2226 Encinal Ave.
• Coffee & Tea Traders, 883 Island Dr. (Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center)
• Poppy Bank, Nob Hill Foods, 2531 Blanding Ave.
• Kelly Lux – State Farm Insurance, 564 Park St.
• Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.
• McGee’s Bar & Grill, 1645 Park St.
• Oakmont of Cardinal Point, 2431 Mariner Square Dr.
• OMM, Inc. Mason Management, 2514 Santa Clara Ave.
• Rising Star Montessori, 1421 High St.
• Santa’s House, South Shore Center
• Starbucks, 1364 Park St. and 2210-J South Shore Drive.
• Toy Safari, 1410 Park St.
• Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream, 1349 Park St.
• USS Hornet, 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3
• Wine and Waffles, 1505 Park St.

To see a complete list of the Alameda Firefighter Toy Program drop-off sites, visit www.