Firefighters Light Up Holidays with Toy Program

Donate new unwrapped toys outside Trader Joe's on Saturday or at Vintage Oaks on Sunday.

The Novato Toy Drive is on fire — in a good way. Donations this holiday season are really catching on, but it's not too late for you to join.

Under the direction of Novato Fire District firefighter/paramedic Tommy Gaulke, the toy drive operations on pure generosity. On Dec. 5, firefighters removed their helmets and put on their elf caps to help transport toys from one location to another for sorting and delivery. 

Families can donate new unwrapped toys at any fire station. Businesses that want to be involved and have their employees donate toys can contact the NFD administrative office at 878-2690 to have a toy barrel display at their location.

Once toys are collected and categorized by age groups, the Novato Human Needs and the Novato Youth Center disperse the toys to children and teens in need.

The Novato Fire District toy crew is scheduled to be at Trader Joe's from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and at Vintage Oaks from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, to collect new unwrapped toys for Novato children.

— Sandy Wargo, Novato Fire District

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Leda December 08, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Those firefighters,ems,& board members are just the best! thank you for all you do for our community!
Susan S. December 09, 2012 at 01:34 AM
AWESOME HEARTS & WORK EVERYBODY! May God bless the work of your hands until your vats are overflowing & there is no room in the storehouse for it all! May He keep a double hedge of protection around each of you keeping you safe from all evil, harm, and calamity. May He be your shield against all fires bringing you out and the same for all those trapped in the fire! May you always know His Presence & Power in your lives. May you always know in your heart of hearts, that LIFE is the greatest gift from God of all! IJNIPAmen! Thank you NFD, for saving my life! Merry CHRISTmas & a very blessed New Year to each of you! In His Grip, Always! 2 Cor 4:7-9! john 17:17! Susan!


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