LANCASTER – You can help make this holiday season special for less fortunate children in the Antelope Valley… The California Highway Patrol’s Antelope Valley office needs your support in collecting 5,000 toys by Dec. 22 so that local disadvantaged children can have presents in time for Christmas.
The official kickoff will be a CHiPs for Kids “Stuff-A-Bus” event this Saturday, Nov. 29 and Sunday, Nov. 30, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Lancaster Walmart at 44665 Valley Central Way. CHP officers will be donating their time at the site to collect new, unwrapped toys from shoppers and generous community supporters.
All toys collected go to the less fortunate children in the community; the toys do not leave the Antelope Valley, according to CHP officer Gil Hernandez.
How you can help
You can help by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to the annual kickoff event or to any of the CHiPs for Kids drop-off sites listed below, from now until Dec. 22, 2014.
- Walgreens, 1834 W. Avenue J, Lancaster
- Walgreens, 831 East Avenue K, Lancaster
- Walgreens, 5001 W. Avenue N, Lancaster
- Walgreens, 2840 W. Avenue L, Lancaster
- Walgreens, 37160 47th Street, Palmdale
- Red Robin Restaurant, Antelope Valley Mall, 1233 West Avenue P, Palmdale
- Walmart, 40130 10th Street W, Palmdale
- Walmart, 44665 Valley Central Way, Lancaster
- Camacho Auto Sales, all locations
- Quartz Hill Chamber of Commerce, 42043 50th St W, Lancaster
- California Highway Patrol Office, 2041 W Avenue I, Lancaster
- Sam’s Club, 39940 10th St W, Palmdale,
Additional CHiPs for Kids “Stuff-A-Bus” hours and locations
- Dec. 7, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sam’s Club, 39940 10th St W, Palmdale
- Dec. 13 & 14, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Walmart, 40130 10th Street W, Palmdale
- Dec. 13 & 14, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Walmart, 44665 Valley Central Way, Lancaster
- Dec. 20 & 21, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Walmart, 40130 10th Street W, Palmdale
For more information on the 2014 CHiP for Kids Toy Drive, call 661-948-8541.
UPDATED 12/1/14: Organizers collected 1,100 toys at the kickoff “Stuff-A-Bus” event at Walmart Saturday, Nov. 29 and Sunday, Nov. 30, according to CHP Officer Gil Hernandez.