Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies are once again hosting their annual toy drive at locations throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.
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The toy drive was kicked off with a live KHTS AM-1220 broadcast from AutoNation Valencia Chevrolet, which is one of several locations where residents can donate.
Deputies are collecting toys for families in need over the holidays, and donations will be accepted from now until Dec. 19, said Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
“Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies enjoy working with the community we serve,” Dubin said Thursday. “Community partnerships such as this one are an excellent way to give back and help make the holiday season more enjoyable for those in need.”
Additionally, all of the toys donated at Santa Clarita Valley locations will be given to families in need in the Santa Clarita Valley, he said.
Wednesday’s broadcast took place from 4-7 p.m., featuring hundreds of children and their parents at the dealership.
There were also performances from several local elementary schools and children’s groups, including: the Santa Clarita Children’s Choir, led by Jennifer Brown; Rio Vista Elementary students, led by Elise Anderson; Mitchell Elementary School, and representative Kathleen Kinney; Monticello Preparatory, and Rebecca Cranert; SCVi Charter School, and Harrison Kirk; Fenton Charter School, and Kim Treat; Fair Oaks Elementary and Golden Oak Elementary, with Scott Peters; and Learn Beyond the Book, with Melanie Parson.
Santa Claus also stopped by and listened to wish lists from children.
Anyone interested in making a donation should bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station lobby anytime between now and Dec. 19.
If anyone is interested in hosting a collection box, or needs more information regarding the toydrive, they should contact Deputy Joe Trejo at 661 255 1121 ext. 5160 or email him at email@example.com.
Toys can also be dropped off at one of several locations listed below.
KHTS kiosk Westfield Valencia Town Center
24201 West Valencia Blvd, Santa Clarita
23649 Valencia Boulevard Valencia, CA 91355
18580 Vía Princessa #3 Santa Clarita, CA 91387
Coldwell Bank Vista Realty
23914 Summerhill Lane Valencia, CA 91354
23287 Sierra Highway Newhall, CA 91321
21710 Golden Triangle Road Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Pico Canyon Elementary School
25255 Pico Canyon Rd, Stevenson Ranch, CA
Fair Oaks Elementary School
26933 Silverbell Lane Canyon Country, CA 91387
Castaic Elementary School
30455 Park Vista Drive Castaic, CA 91384
North Park Elementary
23335 Sunset Hills Drive Valencia, CA 91354
Tesoro Elementary School
29171 Bernardo Way, Valencia, CA 91354
Stevenson Ranch Elementary School
25820 Carroll Lane Newhall, CA 91381
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Source: Santa Clarita News