Santa reports that his Oakland Toy Drive needs a last-minute boost, because he doesn’t have enough toys to deliver next week! We can help Santa spread more good cheer to needy Oakland kids, by donating new toys or money in the next few days.
Here’s the grim news from Santa’s accountant. Only 10,000 toys have been donated so far, and another 5,000 are needed to reach last year’s level. Plus the current dollar donations are $6,000 versus $26,000 last year. Don’t you think you can help, even a little bit?
There are several drop-off points. In the hills, unwrapped toys are accepted at Chabot Space & Science Center as well as the Oakland Zoo. With just a few days left before Xmas, it might be best to make drop-offs down at City Hall – Santa’s central collection and pick-up point.
Or donate money instead. If you are crunched for time, then Santa’s elves will buy toys on your behalf. Please call 510-777-TOYS and donate some of your hard-earned shekels. Ho-ho-ho and many thanks.
P.S. On a related holiday note, our Blogoaksphere’s Holiday Food Drive has succeeded. While the $1,000 goal was relatively modest (compared to Santa’s toy drive), we’ve exceeded $2,000 as of tonight’s tally.