Happy Holidays!
The Toy Drive has just come to a successful completion! Thanks to the strong backs of the volunteers, more than 400 children in Truckee were smiling on Christmas Day!
The cars started lining up at the Truckee Rec and Park Center at 8:00am to receive their allocated toys, coats and food gift cards with lots of smiling faces and grateful hearts. 
Many thanks to all who helped bring Christmas cheer! Whether it was with your time, your gifts, your monetary donations or even space in your home, it takes all of us to deliver on this very fulfilling project. 
Special thanks to Judy and Lynette for allowing us to store in your homes. Angela for your guidance. Lynette for your shopping expertise. Laura, Kim, Pam, Teri, Brady, Jeannie, Philippa, Angela, and Chris for monitoring the boxes and bringing the haul in. Thanks to Lil for bringing in her team to do the heavy lifting of sorting and all of the sorters (and their family members) as well. Extra thanks to Philippa's daughter and granddaughter and Angela's granddaughter for handing out stuffed animals, stocking stuffers, and wrapping paper to each family. A round of applause to all who helped that I may not have called out here! They say it takes a village to raise a child, and today we got to witness our village raise the spirits of many children at this most festive time of year.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and a fantastic new year. I'll be seeing you in 2025. 
Linda Slattery
2023 Toy Drive Coordinator

Toy Drive 2023 Photos

Toys for Tots Toy Drive drop off spot at Truckee Donner Sanitation District.
This flyer shows the incentives used to get such a large haul.
The Truckee Sheriff's Department transporting the toys to the Recreation Center.
Truckee Sheriff's Department and SITD volunteers after emptying the toys at the Recreation Center to be organized and distributed.
Truckee Troop 267 raised money and used it to buy toys at CVS to help fill the toy bags!
A car load delivery of toys from the Toys for Tots Program.
SITD volunteers sorting toys from toy collection boxes.
Toy bags at SITD member Lynette's home waiting to be delivered to the Recreation Center.
Assembled toy bags ready for distribution!
SITD member Lynette waiting for the last bag to be distributed to a deserving family.