The holiday season is a time of joy and giving, and for the residents of Borrego Springs, it’s an opportunity to spread smiles among children in our community. The County of San Diego, in collaboration with the U.S. Marine Corps, is inviting you to participate in a heartwarming endeavor – the Toys for Tots donation drive.
The Joy of Giving: Toys for Tots at Borrego Valley Airport
The spirit of the holidays is palpable in Borrego Springs, and it becomes even more meaningful when we share it. The Toys for Tots program is a fantastic way for our community to contribute to the happiness of children across San Diego County. With donation boxes placed at five County airports, including our very own Borrego Valley Airport, it’s convenient for everyone in Borrego Springs to take part.
Special Collection Events: Beyond Just Donations
For those looking to experience the joy of giving in person, special Toys for Tots collection events are scheduled at Fallbrook Airpark and Ramona Airport. These events, featuring uniformed Marines, aircraft displays, and classic cars, promise to be more than just a donation drop-off – they’re an opportunity to connect with the community and experience the festive spirit firsthand.
McClellan Palomar Airport, Carlsbad: Toys for Tots donation box available. Donations are accepted through Friday, Dec. 8.
Gillespie Field, El Cajon: Toys for Tots donation box available. Donations are accepted until 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9.
Fallbrook Airpark, Fallbrook: Toys for Tots donation box available. A special collection event will take place here from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. This event will feature uniformed Marines and potentially include aircraft displays and classic cars.
Ramona Airport, Ramona: Toys for Tots donation box available. A special collection event is scheduled here from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. Similar to Fallbrook, this event will have uniformed Marines on hand and may feature aircraft displays and classic cars.
Borrego Valley Airport, Borrego Springs: Toys for Tots donation box available. Donations are accepted until 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9.
Each location is participating in the Toys for Tots drive, with special events at Fallbrook Airpark and Ramona Airport offering a more interactive donation experience.
Local Shopping: Support Borrego Springs and Delight a Child
When choosing a toy to donate, consider shopping locally in Borrego Springs. By purchasing toys from local businesses, you’re not only making a child smile but also supporting our local economy. It’s a wonderful way to show community spirit during the holiday season.
How to Participate
Where and When to Donate
The Toys for Tots drive is ongoing at the following airports until Saturday, December 8th or 9th:
- Borrego Valley Airport: 1820 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA, 92004
- Fallbrook Airpark: 2155 Air Park Road, Fallbrook, CA, 92028
- Gillespie Field: 1960 Joe Crosson Drive, El Cajon, CA, 92020
- McClellan Palomar Airport: 2192 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA, 92011
- Ramona Airport: 2450 Montecito Road, Ramona, CA, 92065
What to Donate
The drive accepts new, unwrapped toys, bikes, games, dolls, stuffed animals, and other playful items that can brighten a child’s holiday.
A Special Invitation to Pilots
Pilots are encouraged to participate uniquely by flying in their donations to the airports, adding an exciting dimension to this charitable endeavor.
The Impact of Your Contribution
Every toy donated in Borrego Springs joins a larger collection that will bring joy to children throughout San Diego County. It’s more than just a gift; it’s a gesture of love and community spirit that embodies the true essence of the holiday season.
For more details, contact Fallbrook Airpark at (760) 723-8395 or Ramona Airport at (760) 788-3366.