BOMA San Francisco Toy Drive to Benefit the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program
BOMA SF has been partnering with SFFD Toy Program for over 25 years. SFFD Toy program started in 1949 with a few firefighters fixing broken bikes to what it has evolved to now, the "Largest" Firefighter Toy Program in the U.S. The program receives over 40,000 family applications annually with one to multiple children, ranging in age from infants to 13 years old. These requests do not include the shelters, schools, burn units, pediatric AIDS wards, cancer units, and families burned out that the firefighters see first hand on any given day. The Toy Program distributes over 200,000 toys each year and BOMA members' participation is integral to the success of this program. Member buildings can assist in this effort by placing official toy barrels in their lobby and encouraging their tenants to donate new, unwrapped toys during the collection period.
Toy suggestions include: balls, games, puzzles, dolls (including dolls of color), books, DVD's, baby items (even wipes and diapers, blankets, rattles), stuffed animals, back packs, hair items/brushes/combs, bikes of all sizes, older girls items including jewelry, hair products, coin purses, etc.. Gift cards in the $10-$20 range (such as Target, Walgreens, Old Navy, Marshalls, Ross, McDonalds, pizza, movie cards, etc.) should be placed in an envelope labeled as such and mailed directly to the toy program at 2225 Jerrold Ave, SF, CA 94124, (415)777-0440.
How Can BOMA Members Participate?
Associate (vendor) Members with delivery vehicles are needed to deliver barrels and retrieve toys. Please contact Tory Brubaker to find out more about this rewarding opportunity.
We thank you in advance for your participation. Your support and your tenants' generosity will help brighten the holidays for thousands of children during the holidays and throughout the year. Questions? Please contact Tory Brubaker, 415-362-2662 x115.