Station 42, Wolftrap, already in the spirit and awaiting toy donations. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue is participating in the TOYS FOR TOTS Campaign.
Photo by Technician Eric Russell
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will be participating in the Annual National Capital Region Fire and EMS Departments’ 2020 TOYS FOR TOTS Campaign. The intent of the campaign is to “bring holiday joy and deliver a message of hope to children.” Stations will accept donations now through Sunday, Dec.13, 2020.
In years past, firefighters and paramedics have welcomed residents donating toys into fire stations. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, this is not possible and collection boxes will be placed outside the front door of each fire and rescue station every morning. This will make it easier for the public to drop off toys while minimizing contact with firefighters and paramedics. Residents will be able to drop off toys until 8 p.m., each evening.
Please help us to help those less fortunate this holiday season – asks Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. The need will be even greater this year. Thanks to the generosity of those who live and work in Fairfax County, we were able to provide the Marines with approximately 12,000 toys that filled two tractor trailers last year!
Children who are served by this campaign include toddlers and youths through age 17. The campaign will only accept new, unwrapped toys. Toys used as weapons or considered to be weapons (i.e., toy guns or knives of any kind) will not be accepted. Checks or money orders for donations must be made payable to TOYS FOR TOTS.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Stations will accept donations through Sunday, Dec. 13. Toys will not be accepted after this date.