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How to Donate to Toys for Tots

Marine Corps program is 65 years old. Tri-Valley locations accepting toys through Friday.

This year the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots drive has received more than 80,000 requests for toys.

That's pretty amazing for a charity that started 65 years ago in Los Angeles with a single toy made by the wife of a Marine Corps major.

There are dozens of places where you can donate new, unwrapped toys in eastern Alameda County.

To find a spot nearest you, enter your zip code on the Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Toys for Tots website. Donations are being accepted through Friday.

You can also donate cash to the program online here.

Please note, the Oakland Mayor's office has issued an alert to beware of possible Toys for Tots scams. Collection boxes should be properly labeled with Toys for Tot stickers in the upper left corner or on one side of the box.

Here's a list of local fire stations accepting toys:

Station #1
3560 Nevada Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Station #2
6300 Stoneridge Mall Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Station #3
3200 Santa Rita Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Station #4
1600 Oak Vista Way
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Station #5
1200 Machado Place
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Station #6
4550 East Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550

Station #7
951 Rincon
Livermore, CA 94550

Station #8
5750 Scenic Ave.
Livermore, CA 94550

Station #9
1919 Cordoba St.
Livermore, CA 94550

Station #10 
330 Airway Boulevard
Livermore, CA 94550
 

Steven Page December 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Please visit one of the 11, 1st United Services Credit Union branches to drop off toys. Info: http://bit.ly/pSck4W Remember to drop the toys off soon! Toys for Tots collects around the 15th of December so that children can get the toys this year. So don't wait! Happy Holidays!

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