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Fountain Fire, Police Depts. need donations for Christmas Toy Drive

Posted at 4:47 AM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-15 11:10:08-05

FOUNTAIN — Toy donations are helping support Fountain Police and Fire Departments' mission to spread a little joy this Christmas, but they could still use some help.

The Christmas toy drive started in October and they still need toys for boys and girls ages 13 to 18.

They have received several donations already, but they're expecting more kids to need gifts this year since so many families have lost income due to COVID.

Right now, they're 100 toys short. But they're hoping to reach their goal, and deliver some holiday cheer.

"We're just trying to make it so that the kids have an amazing holiday season and that they have a huge smile on their face," said Fountain Fire Chief James Maxon.

Folks have until December 9 to drop off any gift donations either at either of the three Fountain Fire stations or at the Fountain Police station.

Then, on Sunday December 13, Fire Station 1 will host a drive-thru toy pick up event where families can drive up and pick up a gift for their child.

These first responders could also use cash donations for their toy drive, since that helps them buy gifts to give away.

You can find more information on how to donate, and volunteer, on the City of Fountain Public Safety Department Auxiliary's website here.