LANCASTER – Your help is needed to make the holidays brighter for less fortunate children in the Antelope Valley.
A CHiPS for Kids “Stuff-A-Bus” toy drive is happening this Friday, Dec. 11, at the Walmart located at 40130 10th Street West in Palmdale. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Reality TV star Lou Pizarro from “Operation Repo” will be signing autographs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Local California Highway Patrol officers will be donating their time at the site to collect new, unwrapped toys from shoppers and generous community supporters.
They’re calling on all residents to help fill a school bus with toys at Friday’s event. The overall goal is to collect at least 10,000 toys this year so that local disadvantaged children can have presents for Christmas.
How you can help
You can help by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to the CHiPS for Kids Stuff-A-Bus toy drive on Friday or to any of the CHiPs for Kids drop-off sites listed below.
- 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
- BOBFM (103.9FM), 42010 50th Street West, Quartz Hill
- Walmart, 40130 10th Street West, Palmdale
- Walmart, 44665 Valley Central Way, Lancaster
- Sam’s Club, 39940 10th Street West, Palmdale,
- Camacho Auto Sales, all locations
- Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, 554 West Lancaster Boulevard
- Quartz Hill Chamber of Commerce, 42043 50th St W, Lancaster
- California Highway Patrol Office, 2041 W Avenue I, Lancaster
- Robertson Palmdale Honda, 455 Auto Vista Drive, Palmdale
- Antelope Valley CHP Office, 2041 West Avenue I, Lancaster
Additional CHiPs for Kids “Stuff-A-Bus” hours and locations
- Dec. 12 & 13, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Walmart, 44665 Valley Central Way, Lancaster
- Dec. 19 & 20, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Walmart, 40130 10th Street W, Palmdale
For more information on the 2015 CHiP for Kids Toy Drive, call 661-948-8541.