Superior Fire Dept Toy Drive 2008

Superior Fire Dept Toy Drive 2008

Superior Fire Dept Toy Drive 2008

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Superior Fire Dept Toy Drive 2008Howdy, I am trying again this year to help out Todd by posting this in hopes of getting some toy donations again for the Superior Fire Dept.  We live in a small mining town, population three thousand. My husband who helps me with all things RJ is the Chief of the Fire Department here. It’s a low income town and there are a lot of kids here that don’t get much for Christmas. So the fire dept. started going around to businesses begging for donations of small toys. They spend days wrapping up the toys and weeks decorating one of the fire trucks with over five thousand holiday lights. And then on Christmas Eve Santa and Ms. Claus ride in back of the fire truck and, with Christmas music blaring, weave its way up and down every street in town. The sirens blare every few minutes and as kids hear it they scramble out of their houses. The truck stops and Santa gives each child a toy.

Superior Fire Dept Toy Drive 2008They have been doing this now for five years. I go with Todd on the drive and it takes about seven hours. Last year my parents donated a small snow machine to the Dept. It was so much fun watching kids who may have never seen snow experience it for the first time. ;-)Before we started the Toy Drive the Fire Dept. was always a few hundred toys short and the last group of kids would get only candy cans. So last year I put a shout out to the Romance Community and could not believe the out pouring of support and holiday spirit. The Fire Dept. got in 1,200 toys last year. Every kid in town got a toy and the Fire Dept. actually had some left over they shared with the Police Dept. for their Angel Tree Program.So I am out again doing my best to round up enough toys to give out to the kids in town this year. ;-)What the dept is looking for are small stuffed animals or 1-2 dollar toys. It doesn’t take a lot to make it a magical night for the kids in town.

Superior Fire Dept Toy Drive 2008If anyone is interested in sending in some toys it would be VERY MUCH appreciated by both the Fire Department and the kids in town ;-)You can send anything (including checks and gift cards made out to the Superior Fire Dept.) into:

Superior Fire Department
C/O Todd Pryor
271 West Main Street
Superior AZ 85273

Please feel free to pass this email on 


P.s. we tried to take a lot of pictures of last years Christmas Santa Drive but our camera did not handle the bright lights or the dark night very well. We do have a few photos we can share with you — HERE

And special thanks to all the people that helped out last year. You can see a list of contributors here –  HERE
If you have any questions about the Toy Drive send me a shout at chaoscat @ romance junkies .com (no spaces)

I told Todd I was going to try again this year to do a grass root movement thru RJ to see I could get the Department those extra toys they need this year. 

Cat Brown AKA Chaoscat (Chaos – It’s not just a lifestyle, it’s a state of mind)Owner/Operator Romance Junkies www.romancejunkies.com

One Response to Superior Fire Dept Toy Drive 2008

  1. Chaoscat

    We were scouring the stores this year for cheap toys for the Fire Dept Toy Drive and were having a real problem finding any. So we went online and looked for cheap but cute bulk toys. We were able to get 300 stuffed animals and some cute little cars with the money you guys sent into RJ via PayPal. 😉

    Passing on those links:

    http://www.orientaltrading.com/
    http://www.joissu.com/

    Thanks again to everyone who has sent in donations and toys!

    Someone asked me today if there is still time to donate. YES!!

    The Fire Dept needs about 700 toys and so far they have about 500.

    If you are interested in donating the Fire Dept is not set up yet to take PayPal. But RJ is taking PayPal donations and passing them onto the Fire Dept. You can send in a donation via PayPal to – webmaster@chaosdesigns.net Please include your first, last and snail mail address. The Fire Dept. likes to send out Christmas cards to everyone who donates.

    Anything you wish to send into the Fire Dept goes to:

    Superior Fire Department
    C/O Todd Pryor
    271 West Main Street
    Superior AZ 85273

    BIG THANKS to everyone who has helped out so far!!!

    In these tough times you are bringing some Christmas Magic to the kids of Superior!

    Someone who donated mentioned the most important thing you can give a kid is hope. Have to say I loved that! It’s so true. I myself had a financially rocky childhood. Bright and magical moments in my childhood really helped shape me into the crazy optimist I am today LOL

    Feel free to pass this email on to any groups or friends you think might be interested in donating.

    Hoping you and your family have a Holiday filled with much love, laughter and chocolate! 😉

    Cat Brown AKA Chaoscat
    (Chaos – It’s not just a lifestyle, it’s a state of mind)
    Owner/Operator Romance Junkies
    http://www.romancejunkies.com

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