The El Paso Chihuahuas and the El Paso Fire Department present “Paws for Presents” for the second year, a holiday toy drive assisting Operation Santa, a Fort Bliss-based charity.
The drive begins Thursday, November 19th and continues through Saturday, December 19th. The Chihuahuas and Fire Department request all gifts be new and not gift wrapped for children up to the age of 13. The video above is from the 2014 Paws for Presents.
Monetary donations are also welcomed with checks made payable to Operation Santa.
Operation Santa, in its 58th season, distributes toys and bicycles to military families, the Boys and Girls Club of El Paso and clinics in Juarez, Mexico. The non-profit, located on Fort Bliss, collected and distributed 10,000 toys and bikes in 2014.
Donations can be dropped off at any of the 34 El Paso neighborhood fire stations or the Chihuahuas Team Shop located at 1 Ballpark Plaza on Durango St. The Team Shop is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
“It’s a privilege for the Chihuahuas to team up with our local fire department and Operation Santa to provide gifts for kids this time of year,” said Brad Taylor, El Paso Chihuahuas general manager.
The Chihuahuas Volunteer Pack presented by Helen of Troy will assist in the cleaning and sorting of the Operation Santa headquarters on November 25th from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and also help with the distribution of Operation Santa’s toys on November 28th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
To join the Chihuahuas Volunteer Pack presented by Helen of Troy, visit EPChihuahuas.com or call (915) 533-BASE.
For more information on the Paws for Presents Toy Drive call (915) 242-2043.
PAWS FOR PRESENTS TOY DRIVE
WHAT: “Paws for Presents”, a toy drive benefiting Operation Santa. Toys must be new and unwrapped for children up to the age of 13. Monetary donations also accepted.
WHEN: Now through Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015.
WHERE: El Paso Fire Department’s 34 stations and the El Paso Chihuahuas Team Shop on Durango.
SANTA CHICO MEET AND GREET
WHAT: Make a toy donation and meet Santa Chico!
WHEN: November 19 | Outlet Shoppes of El Paso | 6-7 p.m.
November 21 | Fire Station 19 | 2405 McRae | 1-2 p.m.
Freedom Crossing | Ft. Bliss | 7-8 p.m.
December 1 | Freedom Crossing | Ft. Bliss | 12-1 p.m.
December 9 | Outlet Shoppes of El Paso | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
December 13 | Fire Station 15 | 115 Shorty Lane | 1-2 p.m.
Outlet Shoppes of El Paso | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
CHIHUAHUAS VOLUNTEER PACK PRESENTED BY HELEN OF TROY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
WHAT: The Chihuahuas Volunteer Pack presented by Helen of Troy will be cleaning, sorting and distributing toys at the Operation Santa headquarters.
WHEN: November 25th | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and November 28th | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
WHERE: 1123 Baldwin Rd on Ft. Bliss, Texas
WHAT: To join the Chihuahuas Volunteer Pack presented by Helen of Troy visit EPChihuahuas.com.
NOTE: All civilians must preregister at one of the five Ft. Bliss Visitor Control Centers (VCCs) in order to get on post. The pass is good for 30 days.
- Buffalo Soldier, open 24 Hours/7 Days a Week
- Chaffee, open 24 Hours/7 Days a Week
- Old Ironsides (Global Reach), 24 Hours/7 Days a Week
- Sheridan, open Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Biggs Airfield Main (Sergeant Major Blvd), open Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Author: EP Chihuahuas