The CAL FIRE / San Luis Obispo County Firefighters Benevolent Association in cooperation with KSBY’s Season of Hope, is holding its 30th annual OPERATION SANTA CLAUS toy drive. This is an annual toy drive providing toys to kids who are under the care and protection of SLO County’s Child Welfare Services. OPERATION SANTA CLAUS is a non-profit volunteer program that has helped over 6,100 children throughout San Luis Obispo County since 1990.

OPERATION SANTA CLAUS 2020 begins October 11, 2020 and continues through December 18, 2020. Residents and local businesses are encouraged to contribute toys, gifts or funds. The funds will be used to purchase needed items. Donations can be dropped off at any CAL FIRE / San Luis Obispo County fire station and Morro Bay Fire Department. Firefighters request the gifts be new and unwrapped for proper identification and distribution. The public is urged to make donations as soon as possible to assist volunteers with distribution before Christmas. Monetary donations are encouraged due to COVID-19. Refer to the “KSBY Season of Hope” website for further instructions.

Questions regarding the program will be answered by contacting Pat Hibbard, Event Chairperson, at (805) 215-8023. Check https://www.ksby.com , http://www.calfireslo.org , and https://www.morro-bay.ca.us/68/Fire for information as well as drop off locations.