toy_drive_shopping_locallyTen years ago, EMS staff wanted to be able to give back to the community even more. Their love of holidays sparked the toy drive and it gained momentum every year. Donations from the public, hospital staff, organizations and businesses in the area helped 400 children and teens from 165 families have a nicer Christmas last year. That is amazing and the EMS crew is glad to have the opportunity to be a part of it.

All toys, clothing and items collected are distributed to area families in need through Armful of Love in Pope County, Glacial Hills Elementary School in Starbuck, and the BBE School District.

If you are interested in helping local families in need this holiday season, please consider donating any of the following new, unwrapped gifts: toys, body lotions/sprays, shampoos, perfume, cologne, G or PG rated DVDs, Laker or Jaguar clothing, gift certificates, and more.

The Ambulance’s Holiday Toy Drive begins in November and ends December 3rd in time for distribution. Our crews have two big dates set and will be there to fill the ambulances:

Alternate drop-off locations through December 3: