Deadline extended to sign up for 2018 Alameda Firefighters Toy Program


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Sarah Henry, Public Information Officer



Deadline extended to sign up for 2018 Alameda Firefighters Toy Program



The Alameda Firefighters Toy Program ensures that all low-income Alameda families who sign up at the Alameda Food Bank receive age-appropriate holiday toys for their children aged 0-12 and gift cards for youth aged 13-17.      


Families needing toys can sign up at the Alameda Food Bank now through December 15. Please visit or call 510-523-5850 for hours and locations.


There will also be an opportunity to sign up at Christ Episcopal Church (1700 Santa Clara Avenue) on Saturday, December 8, from 10 am – 2 pm. Families need to bring proof of Alameda residence and a medical card or birth certificate for each child 17 and under.


This year, we are especially in need of remote-control cars, crafts, sports balls, and other items for our older children. Cash donations are also needed to purchase the $25 Target gift cards given to youth aged 13-17. Checks made out to Alameda Firefighters Toy Program (AFTP) can be mailed to P.O. Box 6523, Alameda, CA 94501. Your donation is tax-deductible.


Please help us by dropping off new, unwrapped toys at one of the Alameda Firefighters Toy Program locations below. The final pickup for these sites will be Wednesday, December 19, 2018.


image2Fire Station 1, 2401 Encinal Ave.

Fire Station 2, 635 Pacific Ave.

Fire Station 3, 1625 Buena Vista Ave.

Fire Station 4, 2595 Mecartney Rd.

Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.

Alameda Housing Authority, 701 Atlantic Ave.

Alameda Police Department, 1555 Oak St.

Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St.

Alameda Recreation & Park Dept., 2226 Santa Clara Ave.

Alameda Municipal Power, 2000 Grand St.

Alameda Chamber of Commerce, 2215-A South Shore Dr.

Alameda Hospital (Use Willow St. Entrance)

Bank of Marin, 2208 S Shore Center

Bank of Marin, 805 Marina Village Pkwy.

Bladium, 800 Tower Ave.

Child Unique Montessori, 2226 Encinal Ave.

Coffee & Tea Traders, 883 Island Dr.

Elders Inn, 1721 Webster St.

Edward Jones, 887 Island Dr. Suite A

FAAS, 1590 Fortmann Way

Kelly Lux–State Farm Insurance, 564 Park St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Park Centre Animal Hospital, 2501 Central Ave.

Poppy Bank, Nob Hill Foods, 2531 Blanding Ave.

Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.

McGee’s Bar & Grill, 1645 Park St.

Oakmont of Cardinal Point, 2431 Mariner Square Dr.

OMM, Inc. Mason Management, 2514 Santa Clara Ave.

Rising Star Montessori, 1421 High St.

Santa’s House, South Shore Center

Starbucks, 1364 Park St.

Starbucks, 2210-J S. Shore Drive

Toy Safari, 1410 Park St.

Tucker's Super Creamed Ice Cream, 1349 Park St.

Waters Edge Lodge, 801 Island Dr.

USS Hornet, 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3


For more information, please contact Jim Franz, AFTP Coordinator, at 510-913-0171 or email