Annual Toy Drive
Once again, Cole Hardware’s San Francisco stores are hosting a toy drive for Arriba Juntos’s La Posada celebration. Arriba Juntos, which translates from Spanish to “upward together,” is a nonprofit community organization that was founded in 1965 in the Mission District. It works to support thousands of individuals and families across the City who are the most underserved and at risk for prolonged poverty. Our Rockridge location will collect new toys for the Oakland Mayor’s Community Toy Drive. Last year alone, they were able to provide toys to over 8,000 children from low-income families. That’s over 16,000 dolls, trucks, books, board games, sports items, and gift certificates. For your donation, we suggest a toy from Green Toys™, a Bay Area company that makes a unique, fun line of classic children’s toys constructed from recycled plastic containers and other environmentally friendly materials. Our partner in the toy drive for the past seven years, Green Toys has donated hundreds of their toys to our yearly collection. At all of our Cole Hardware locations, we carry a variety of Green Toys, including race cars, rockets, airplanes, and seaplanes. The toys range in price from $4.99 to $29.99. Come check them out for this special event and stock up for your own holiday gift-giving needs as well. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys through December 20.