The Clark County Fire Department and the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation are accepting donations for the 20th annual “Fill the Fire Truck” holiday toy drive from Friday, Dec. 3, through Sunday, Dec. 19.
The public can drop off new, unwrapped toys or gift cards at any Clark County fire station during business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week through Sunday, Dec. 19. The locations of Clark County fire stations are available on Fire Department’s website pages at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov.
The toys will be distributed to more than 40 local organizations including the Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army, and schools and churches. In 2020, more than 28,000 toys were collected for the effort.
“The annual toy drive is always a great opportunity to help families in need, especially with so many people struggling to get back on their feet because of the pandemic,” said Clark County Fire Chief John Steinbeck. “Our goal is to collect as many toys and gift cards as possible to make the holidays brighter for local kids of all ages.”
Additionally, fire engines and volunteer off-duty firefighters from area fire departments will participate the toy drives outside participating Walmart stores from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday Dec. 3, 4, and 5;Dec. 10, 11, and 12; and Dec. 17, 18 and 19. The list of participating Wal-Mart stores is:
- 6464 N. Decatur Blvd./I-215)
- 540 Marks St./Sunset Road.
- 7200 Arroyo Cross Parkway/Rainbow & I-215 (Clark County Fire Department location)
- 201 N. Nellis Blvd./Charleston Blvd.
- 8060 W. Tropical Parkway (Centennial & U.S. 95)
For more information about the toy drive or the Burn Foundation, contact the organization at (702) 485-6820 or www.theburnfoundation.org.
Source: Clark County