Berkeley families in need of a holiday boost can enroll to receive children’s presents through the Toys for Tots program.
Berkeley police and fire departments will team up with the United States Marine Corp Foundation to run the charitable program in Berkeley this year.
“The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens,” reads part of the Toys for Tots mission statement.
About 3,000 toys will be given out in Berkeley during the holidays, according to a recent announcement by the Berkeley Police Department.
The program is open to qualifying Berkeley families. Registrations can be completed by calling 211 (see here for more information). Families interested in registering as recipients of the toys program have until Dec. 15. Toys will be given to families between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Berkeley.
Those wanting to donate to the program can drop off new unwrapped toys at the City of Berkeley Fire Stations and the Ronald Tsukamoto Public Safety Building.