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Boys & Girls Clubs of North County hold annual toy drive

FALLBROOK – Residents can help the Boys & Girls Clubs of North County give a toy to every youth member of the club. Unwrapped toys and presents for children ages 7 to 13, are desperately needed. On average Boys & Girls Clubs of North County serves 2,000 club members between 10 different sites. Many of those youth deal with food insecurity among other challenges at home, and the club offers a safe haven to thrive.

“This is an important toy drive, for some children this is the only toy they receive during the holiday season,” said CEO Allison Barclay. “We are excited to be partnering again this year with several churches, community groups, and the North County Fire Protection District. We greatly appreciate the generosity of the Fallbrook community.”

Boys & Girls Clubs of North County will be placing toy collection boxes around Fallbrook at the following locations: Fallbrook Branch Library, Chase Bank, Kahoots Pet Store, Fallbrook fire stations, Fallbrook Sporting Goods, and Vista Valley Country Club. Toys will also be gratefully accepted at the administrative office located at 455 East Ivy Street, Fallbrook.

As an extra treat, last year North County Fire delivered toys to club members in a vintage firetruck. Joyful children from the nearby Ingold Clubhouse helped to unload the toys from the beautifully restored fire engine. Between the fire personnel and the children, it was hard to tell who was smiling more!

All are asked to spread some holiday cheer during these tough financial times and drop unwrapped toys for children ages 7 to 13 in collection boxes by Friday, Dec. 9. Anyone who has questions can email [email protected] or call 760-728-5871.

Submitted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of North County.

 

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