City toy drive underway

DOWNEY - This holiday season, Downey residents and businesses will have the opportunity to join together to donate new toys for needy children.The toys will be distributed to children through the Downey Council PTA HELPS "holiday basket program," the fire department's "Operation Santa" and to other local children's organizations. The toy collection runs Nov. 26 through Dec. 14 and is organized by the Public Works Department. Only new, unwrapped toys are accepted. Drop-off bins are located at City Hall, the Downey City Library, the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center, all Downey fire stations, all Downey public schools and select Downey businesses displaying a city toy collection box. For more information on how you or your organization can get involved in the program, call Carol Rowland at (562) 904-7103.

********** Published: November 29, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 33