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Holiday Toy & Book Program

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Public safety agencies in San Mateo County, including the City of Redwood City Fire and Police Departments, have teamed up to bring smiles and holiday spirit to children in need through the Annual Holiday Toy and Book Drive. This event has become a welcomed tradition in the Redwood City community.

If you are interested in supporting the Annual Holiday Toy and Book Drive there are several ways to show support including:

  • Donating to a toy and book barrel - info coming soon
  • Making a tax-deductible donation 
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  • Volunteering your time.
  • Attending the wrapping party on December 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Red Morton Community Center.

Holiday Toy and Book Program Sign-Ups

To sign up your family to receive toys and books from the Toy and Book Drive, please sign up in person at the Fair Oaks Community Center - 2600 Middlefield Road:

November 4 through December 5, 2019

Monday / Wednesday / Friday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday / Thursday: 2:30-6:30pm
Saturday, November 23: 9:00am-1:00pm
(Closed November 11, 27, 28, & 29)

  • You must live in Redwood City, North Fair Oaks, Portola Valley, Woodside or Atherton
  • You must have at least ONE child 12 years or younger
  • Must be low income

You must bring the following to qualify:

  1. Proof of all parents or guardians who live in the home
    Official Photo I.D.

  2. Proof of the number of children who live in the home
    Birth Certificates

  3. Household income (within the last 30 days)
    Check stubs, CALWORKS award letter, or other documents that verify your monthly income.
    If you don’t have one of the above documents, you must pick‐up an employment verification form at Fair Oaks Community Center prior to sign‐up.

  4. Proof of residence (within the last 30 days)
    PG&E bill, telephone bill, any official document with your name, address, and date.

All sign-ups must be completed in person. Due to limited resources, you must only sign up for one Holiday program. If your name is on St. Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army, St. Francis Center, Human Service Agency or any other holiday list we will remove your name from our list.

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