The San Fernando Police Department and the San Fernando Police Advisory Council are teaming up this holiday season to bring joy to families in the City of San Fernando. Now in its 27th year, the annual Christmas Basket Program will provide food and toys for Christmas for more than 150 families.

The program seeks new children’s toys (ages infant to 12 years of age) and financial contributions for food purchases. While local businesses and the San Fernando Police Department provide much of the needed support, the toy drive still needs the participation of anyone who wants to help make this year a Merry Christmas for underprivileged children in San Fernando.

The goal is to continue this worthwhile program with the support of the community. Donations may be dropped off at the San Fernando Police Department, located at 910 First Street in San Fernando. Financial contributions can be made payable to the San Fernando Police Advisory Council and dropped off or mailed to 910 First Street, San Fernando, CA 91340. Contributions to the San Fernando Police Advisory Council, a charitable non-profit organization (501c3), are tax deductible as allowed by law.

The last day for donations is Friday, Dec. 19.

For questions regarding this program, or if you would like to make a donation, contact Elena Gonzalez at (818) 898-1250, or Maria Quinonez at (818) 898-1277, at the San Fernando Police Department.