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CHiPs for Kids hopes to get donations in Santa Barbara County

CHIPS For Kids Toy Drive
CHIPS For Kids Toy Drive inspires shoppers to chip in this holiday season

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -- Santa Barbara CHP is bringing back their annual CHiPs for Kids toy drive for this holiday season.

The agency is hoping for the public to donate new toys to any central coast CHP office or participating locations.

"The Santa Barbara CHP is partnering with Gold Credit Union in Goleta and Walgreens. We are looking for new and unwrapped toys to be donated," said Public Information Officer Jonathan Gutierrez.

The CHiPs for Kids toy drive will help bring gifts to local families in need to help them have a memorable holiday season.

“We hope to help as many families as possible,” said Gutierrez, “We take pride in serving the Santa Barbara community, not only by protecting the roadways but helping those in need.”

You can drop off donations at these locations:

  • Santa Barbara CHP Office at 6465 Calle Real, Goleta, CA
  • Golden 1 Credit Union t 5676 Calle Real, Goleta, CA
  • Walgreens in Goleta

Officers are inviting people to drop off new toys before Dec. 21, 2021. They believe it will make a difference in a child's life.

Walgreens, Chaucers and other stores sell toys.

Greg Feitt of Chaucers said distribution issues due to COVID have made the store work harder than ever to stock the toy and book shelves.

Shoppers appear to enjoy picking out items for girls and boys.

Shelly Ochi got emotional when talking about it. The Salvation Army volunteer said her children are grown so she enjoys buying age appropriate items for others and appreciates all the toy drives happening this season.

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Tracy Lehr

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