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Arcata Fire Annual Toys for Tots Drive Another Huge Success in 2021

(McKinleyville, CA) – December 9, 2021 – “Because every child deserves a little Christmas.”

The Arcata Professional Firefighters Local 4981 and the Arcata Fire Protection District would like to thank the community for their support of the annual Toys for Tots toy drive.  This year was another successful year and the community was once again incredibly generous. We collected several thousand toys and over $3,000 in cash!

The Arcata Fire Family would like to thank the following local businesses who continue to participate each year, as well as several new businesses:

Blondie’s Hair Salon, Coast Central Credit Union Valley West and Arcata, CVS – Arcata, Ken’s Auto Parts, Little Learners Preschool, Lube Central, Murphy’s Market - Sunny Brae, and Westwood, Napa Auto Parts – Valley West, NorCal Tattoo, Redwood Capital Bank - Arcata, Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise, Sequoia Gas – Valley West, Tractor Supply - Arcata, Trim Scene Barbershop, Umpqua Bank -  Arcata, and Wells Fargo Bank – Arcata, FleetPride, Wildberries Marketplace, Compass Community Credit Union – Arcata and Eureka, Fit NorCal, Bigfoot Taproom, Herb & Market Humboldt, Edward Jones – Arcata, Tracy Day State Farm, The Parlour, Baywood Golf & Country Club, Northern Redwood Federal Credit Union – Valley West and Eureka, The Fireplace, Humboldt Farms.

Fire engine with people and firefighter's and a lot of toys
Another Successful Year of Collection (Pictured left to right)Nancy Gooch, Bill Tuttle with “Buddy”, Captain John Evenson, Engineer Alex Sutter, Captain Evan Gibbs, Captain Ross McDonald - Local 4981 Coordinator, Lynda Powell, Battalion Chief Sean Campbell, Greg Gardner - Marine Corp League Toys for Tots Coordinator, Engineer Manuel Burciaga, Engineer Tyler Sung and Fire Chief Justin McDonald

This year’s collection will help the children of our community that are in need, to get a toy for Christmas.  The Arcata Fire Family has collaborated with the US Marine Corp League for the last twenty years and are thrilled with the outpouring of support that we have received throughout the years.

The local impact of Toys for Tots has helped support nearly 9,000 children, with more than 29,000 toys distributed through the Marine Corp League during 2020’s holiday season

Thank you for making this year’s toy drive a success by providing hope and love to so many in our local community.


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