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For greater than 15 years, KCRA 3 and the California Freeway Patrol have teamed up for a vacation toy drive. This yr’s CHiPs for Children drop-off occasion takes place Friday on the most important entrance to Cal Expo from 4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Officer Mike Harris stated the annual toy drive “is a giant time of yr” for CHP. “There’s a lot work that goes into it,” he stated. “While you get these households to return by after we do our distribution occasion — and see the seems to be on the youngsters’ eyes and actually see the pure pleasure and happiness that they get to expertise after they get to be a part of this, simply makes each little bit of it value it.”Final yr, individuals donated greater than 10,000 toys simply on the Friday occasion alone. That was 4,000 extra toys than the yr earlier than.Comply with stay protection of the occasion on KCRA’s newscasts all day right here. Harris stated that everybody has “been going by lots on this final yr so having issues like this to attempt to give attention to and having an actual optimistic impression is a large half for us.” As for this yr, “we’re going to wish numerous every part,” Harris stated. “Give what you may. One toy is sufficient.”That stated, listed here are some particular suggestions. Toy drive organizers are all the time on the lookout for toys for older children in want. Harris advisable reward playing cards that would go towards shopping for video video games or different gadgets. Basketballs and different sporting tools associated to soccer, baseball or different sports activities could possibly be a great possibility, he stated. Basically, Lego units and remote-controlled electronics like automobiles are all the time a giant hit throughout totally different age teams, Harris stated. Simply bear in mind in case you do donate one thing that requires batteries to please embrace these, too. The toy drive typically brings in a “good quantity” of child toys so Harris stated there’s most likely not a giant want for extra stuffed animals. You may take into account donating dolls as an alternative, he stated. If you cannot make it out to Cal Expo for the drop-off occasion, there are different locations to make your donation.Listed here are the drop-off areas:You may assist by bringing a brand new, unwrapped toy to any CHP workplace or American Furnishings Galleries between Nov. 16 and Dec. 12.This yr’s CHiPs 4 Children Toy Drive is sponsored by American Furnishings Galleries, Bell Brothers Heating & Air, Ashley Legislation and Toyota.

For greater than 15 years, KCRA 3 and the California Freeway Patrol have teamed up for a vacation toy drive.

This yr’s CHiPs for Children drop-off occasion takes place Friday on the most important entrance to Cal Expo from 4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Officer Mike Harris stated the annual toy drive “is a giant time of yr” for CHP.

“There’s a lot work that goes into it,” he stated. “While you get these households to return by after we do our distribution occasion — and see the seems to be on the youngsters’ eyes and actually see the pure pleasure and happiness that they get to expertise after they get to be a part of this, [that] simply makes each little bit of it value it.”

Final yr, individuals donated greater than 10,000 toys simply on the Friday occasion alone. That was 4,000 extra toys than the yr earlier than.

Harris stated that everybody has “been going by lots on this final yr so having issues like this to attempt to give attention to and having an actual optimistic impression is a large half for us.”

As for this yr, “we’re going to wish numerous every part,” Harris stated. “Give what you may. One toy is sufficient.”

That stated, listed here are some particular suggestions.

Toy drive organizers are all the time on the lookout for toys for older children in want. Harris advisable reward playing cards that would go towards shopping for video video games or different gadgets. Basketballs and different sporting tools associated to soccer, baseball or different sports activities could possibly be a great possibility, he stated.

Basically, Lego units and remote-controlled electronics like automobiles are all the time a giant hit throughout totally different age teams, Harris stated. Simply bear in mind in case you do donate one thing that requires batteries to please embrace these, too.

The toy drive typically brings in a “good quantity” of child toys so Harris stated there’s most likely not a giant want for extra stuffed animals. You may take into account donating dolls as an alternative, he stated.

If you cannot make it out to Cal Expo for the drop-off occasion, there are different locations to make your donation.

Listed here are the drop-off areas:

You may assist by bringing a brand new, unwrapped toy to any CHP workplace or American Furnishings Galleries between Nov. 16 and Dec. 12.

This yr’s CHiPs 4 Children Toy Drive is sponsored by American Furnishings Galleries, Bell Brothers Heating & Air, Ashley Legislation and Toyota.

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