For 29 years, the Chips for Kids toy drive has brought holiday goods to underprivileged families and 2017 is no exception.
For the next nine days, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is planning to stand out front of the Valencia Target, collecting toys from the community to give to those in need.
Josh Greengard, public information officer for CHP, emphasizes that he and other officials just act as middle men. It is the people of SCV that really make this toy drive possible.
“The toy drive is solely based on the community,” said Greengard.
CHP will deliver the donated goods to several different agencies throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, including Carousel Ranch, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, local ministries and more. The toys will also be delivered to a few identified families.
A representative from CHP will be in front of the Valencia Target from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for at least the next nine days in case anyone is looking to help out a child for the holidays.
“The goal is to get as many kids toys as possible,” said Greengard.