BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — It’s the season of giving and multiple non-profit organizations around Bakersfield are collecting toys to donate to children this month, but many are experiencing a decrease in the number of toys being collected this year.
Darlene Doughty from Toys for Tots says they have only collected about 6,000 toys whereas last year they passed out about 23,000.
Doug Bennett from Magdalene Hope says they only have 700 toys so far but last year passed out 1,000.
Regardless of the organization being helped, both Doughty and Bennett say what is important is that children get the opportunity to receive at least one toy for Christmas this year.
Here is how you can still do your part and donate a toy this year:
Magdalene Hope will be collecting toys until December 22. Click HERE to find out where you can drop off the toys. You can also call Doug Bennett for any questions: 661-808-4673
Toys for Tots will be collecting toys until December 13 and the distribution day will be December 14. Click HERE to find out where you can drop off the toys. You can also call Darlene Doughty for any questions: 661-706-5861
CHP Bakersfield is also holding its ninth annual CHiPs for KiDs Toy Drive and will collect toys until December 17. Click HERE to find out where you can drop off the toys.