Toys for Tots / Community Christmas Program Effort Begins

The Dixon Toys for Tots/Community Christmas Programs, Inc. will hold its only annual organizational meeting on November 20 at the Dixon Fire Department on Ford Way at 6:30 pm.

Volunteers sort through toys and supplies from storage in preparation for this year’s Dixon Toys for Tots / Community Christmas programs.
– Ted Hickman photo

All community organizations and volunteers, both new and old, are encouraged to attend this one and only meeting. A short presentation will be made followed by a short Q&A to bring everyone up to speed with changes being made in the programs.
The organization has traditionally had many sub programs like, Santa’s Work Shop, food for families, bikes for tykes, Trees, “Coats for kids” and the Senior citizen special Christmas Eve visitation programs. Extra help is needed this year in both the “coats” and “senior” programs because of increasing demands.
Several hundred volunteers may take part in the many programs.
The annual “Coats for Kids” drive has kicked off with a goal of 1,000 coats for the less fortunate children in our area.
The organization is asking for new or clean, gently used coats, sweaters, sweat shirts in all sizes from new born through high school sizes, as well as knit hats and gloves. New clean, or gently used, blankets are also welcome.
For information or to make donations please contact “Coats for Kids” chairperson, Pam Murdock by text or phone at: (707) 685-4485 or email at:
Drop off boxes have been placed in the following locations for the collection of clothing and new, unwrapped toys.
Fire Department, 205 Ford Way
Police Department, 201 West A Street
First Northern Bank, 195 N First Street
Cindy’s Place, 201 N First Street
Dixon Library, 230 N First Street
Ace Hardware, 1505 N First Street
Atkinson’s Self Storage, 1800 N First Street
UPS Store, 1285 Stratford Ave
Curves, 1910 North Lincoln Unit 104
Tractor Supply, 2000 N First Street
Tully Consulting Group, 1650 N Lincoln Suite A

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