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Annual Sheriff’s Toy Drive continues in 2021

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The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is celebrating its 37th year of giving back to the community through the annual ‘Share-iffs Toy Drive.’

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Fire Departments of Ventura County to make the holidays brighter for those in need.

As a partner for Spark of Love, the Sheriff’s Office will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens throughout Ventura County. Toys can be dropped off at many local businesses, VCSO patrol stations, or fire stations throughout the County.

This year, the Sheriff’s Office is also partnering with Food Share in the fight against hunger in Ventura County by collecting non-perishable food items. Food Share will be providing boxes of food to families served throughout this year’s Toy Drive.

Members of the Sheriff’s Office respond to calls throughout the County, encountering families who do not have the resources to provide their children with a traditional holiday celebration. Fortunately, some of these families will be the recipients of gifts this holiday season, thanks to generous community donations made to the toy drive.

All VCSO patrol stations will have boxes where staff members and the public can leave new, unwrapped toys or non-perishable food items from now until Dec. 17.

For Ojai residents, a drop-off zone will be located at the Ojai Police Department (402 S. Ventura Street).

Station lobbies are open Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

All toys and food collected will be delivered by deputies during the week prior to Dec. 25.

Donations can also be made online through the Ventura County Professional Firefighters Association (VCPFA) at: https://vcfd.org/spark-of-love-toy-drive/

All proceeds are tax deductible and will go towards buying toys from local, small businesses.

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