‘Tis the season to be giving, and Santa Claus is working overtime to meet the demands and needs of the world’s children.
The California Highway Patrol and Impact Thrift Store are asking for assistance in making the season bright for the children of Colusa County, and have once again teamed up to begin accepting donations for their annual toy drive.
Collection bins for the “Toys for Kids, Colusa County” Toy Drive have arrived at several local businesses.
“With the tremendous support from the community, last year we were able to provide a new toy to over 300 children in Colusa County,” said Impact Thrift Store Manager, Amy Gerard.
Gerard and Officer Shane Roach of the Williams Area CHP are placing nearly two dozen bins at select locations in Williams, Maxwell, Colusa, Grimes, and Arbuckle.
The California Highway Patrol has assisted Impact Thrift Store over the last several years by distributing collection bins as part of the department “CHiP’s for Kids” program.
With the holiday season upon us, the CHP and the Impact Store want to do their part to ensure all Colusa County children have a holiday season to remember.
The public is encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to any of the locations listed below until Friday, Dec. 16.
■ Williams CHP, 100 E St.
■ Williams Fire Department, 810 E St.
■ Arbuckle Elementary School, 701 Hall St.
■ Arbuckle Fire Department, 506 Lucas St.
■ Johnson Junior High School, 938 Wildwood Rd.
■ Arbuckle Ace Hardware, 600 5th St.
■ Umpqua Bank, 540 Amanda St.
■ Two Chicks Creations, 208 5th St.
■ All Star Realty, 1004 Market St.
■ Colusa City Fire Department, 750 Market St.
■ Messick Ace Hardware, 729 Market St.
■ Colusa County Board of Supervisors
■ Sankey Automobile, 315 Market St.
■ Hoblit Motors, 46 5th St.
■ Sacramento River Fire District, 235 Market St.
■ US Bank, 600 Market St.
■ Umpqua Bank, 655 Fremont St.
■ Grimes Elementary School, 551 Leven St.
■ Agri Source, 5701 Maxwell Rd.