The Chandler Fire Department is once again collecting toys during the holiday season to help brighten the holidays for Chandler children who might otherwise go without presents this year. The highlight of the annual toy drive is the Holiday Toy Ride from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Chandler Fashion Center.
Anyone donating a new, unwrapped toy during the Holiday Toy Ride event will receive a ride in a Chandler fire engine. The toy collection point at Chandler Fashion Center is near the valet parking area outside of the food court on the south side of the mall. An adult must accompany all children 6 years of age and younger on their ride.
Toy donations also can be dropped off in the lobby of the Chandler Fire Administration Headquarters, 151 E. Boston St., through Dec. 14, or at any Chandler fire station.
Chandler firefighters and volunteers will help deliver the toys to the Chandler CARE Center, where they will be distributed to families that have been identified through the staff at each Chandler Unified School District elementary school.