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Richmond - El Cerrito Holiday Toy Program
Support the annual toy drive!

For over 20 years, the Richmond/El Cerrito Firefighters’ Annual Toy Program has provided holiday cheer for disadvantaged children in West Contra Costa County including Rodeo, Crockett, Pinole, Hercules, San Pablo, El Sobrante, Richmond, El Cerrito and Kensington, as well as Albany. The Richmond/El Cerrito Firefighters’ Toy Program works in conjunction with the Richmond Police Department’s Food Basket Program and the Coronado YMCA on South 20th Street in Richmond.

The El Cerrito-Kensington Fire Department participates in this annual program with the Richmond Fire Department. The firefighters are currently accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys and games for children ages 0-12 years, as well as monetary donations. Toys should be of a non-violent nature (no guns/knives/swords/nerf guns/etc).

Monetary donations for the Richmond/El Cerrito Toy Program are accepted throughout the year via the Toy Program website, www.toyprogram.org.

New, unwrapped toys can be donated  at various locations including any fire station in West County. Additional donation locations in El Cerrito/Kensington include:

El Cerrito City Hall - 10890 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530

El Cerrito Community Center - 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito, CA 94530

Marty’s Motors - 10929 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530

Mechanics Bank - 279 Arlington Ave, Kensington, CA 94707

Stege Sanitary District Offices - 7500 Schmidt Ln, El Cerrito, CA 94530

*Sat. Dec 14 only* Rialto Cinemas Cerrito - 10070 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530   (Donate a toy or game and see "White Christmas at 10:00am on Saturday, Dec 14th for free!)

Host a Barrel
Local business owners or event planners in West County who would like to host a donation barrel should contact Rob Murphy with the El Cerrito Fire Department at 510-215-4450 to make arrangements. For general information about the Toy Program, please visit the Richmond/El Cerrito Firefighters Toy Program website at www.toyprogram.org.

Participating Families
The application period for 2012 has closed. Families fill out applications through the YMCA. Please see the program website at www.firefighterstoyprogram.org or contact the program directly at 510-307-8031.