For nearly 40 years, Sierra Vista Fire & Medical Services has played the role of Santa Claus for local families with children who need some help filling up the space under the Christmas tree by conducting an annual Christmas Toy Drive. But instead of carrying around one big red bag, firefighters and many community volunteers fill up hundreds of big blue bags for delivery day. And volunteers forgo reindeer-drawn sleighs in favor of motorized vehicles but the smiles of joy they see when they arrive are no less magical!
How to Help
Donations of new, unwrapped toys and monetary contributions are accepted at any Sierra Vista fire station until Saturday, December 22.
Donations can also be made during the department’s Pack the Penske live radio remotes on Wednesdays, December 5, 12, and 19 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Ace Hardware parking lot located on the southwest corner of Highway 92 and Fry Boulevard. For more information on how to help, contact Paul Cimino at (520) 458-3319.
Apply for Assistance
Parents can apply for assistance on Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, at Sierra Vista Fire Station 3, located at 675 Giulio Cesare Avenue. Children from birth to 12 years old living in the Sierra Vista area are eligible to receive assistance.
- Apply in person, not on someone else’s behalf
- Present a photo ID and proof of local residency
- Present a utility bill indicating applicant’s name and address
- Present documentation for parental or legal guardianship