The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will again be participating in this year’s Annual National Capital Region Fire and EMS Departments’ Toys for Tots campaign. According to a press release from the department, the intent of the campaign is to “bring holiday joy and deliver a message of hope to children.”
Last year, the Fire and Rescue Department collected over 13,000 toys. Children who are served by this campaign include toddlers and youths through age 17. The campaign will only accept new unwrapped toys, which can be dropped off at any Fairfax County Fire and Rescue station.
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. The department will be accepting donations through Friday, Dec. 16. For more information, visit quantico-va.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx.