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Local charities start toy drives for the holidays

Posted at 11:03 AM, Nov 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-18 13:03:23-05

With Christmas right around the corner, local charities in Tucson are beginning their charity drives to help families in need this season.

On Saturday, Nov. 18, Ace Hardware collected toys on Golf Links road for the Casa De Los Ninos organization, a group that provides services for at-risk children in Tucson's community. 

Just last year, Casa de Los Ninos served over 6,000 kids and over 4,000 families with employees and community volunteers. For more information on what Casa de Los Ninos does for our community, click here.

Tucson's local firefighters also kickstarted the giving season, assembling holiday food boxes to be distributed throughout the city. 

Nick Janton, charity director for Tucson's firefighters, told KGUN9 that the firefighters packaged and delivered over 630 food boxes for Tucson families.

This boxing event was part of TFD's Adopt a Family program.

Next week, another toy drive will be held for local hockey fans, hosted by the Tucson Roadrunners on Monday and Tuesday, when they have games against Stockton Heat. 

Janton said that the Christmas food box packaging event will happen on Saturday, Dec. 15 of this year.