As the seven part Dixon Toys for Tots/Community Christmas Programs Inc. nears its 48th consecutive year of operation several things are needed from the community according to the group’s chairman, Ted Hickman.
Hickman said, “We are still taking late signups from those with good excuses why they missed the regular times. If they sign up late this year and do so next year they will be disqualified.” He added, “Our people are being told by many of those seeking help they have no proof of income because they are being paid in cash. We’ve never heard this before so in reaction to this, if a family is paid in cash they need to bring a letter from their employer stating income along with proof of residence.” Those applying can call Arlene at 707-676-5104.
He said, “If you know a senior citizen who will be alone on Christmas Eve who hasn’t received a visit from one of Santa’s helpers in the past, or you believe they weren’t on the program last year, then email: email@example.com and someone will contact you.
A call is also going out to fill spots on the six person “Elf” crew working inside shifts with Santa from December 20th-23rd. Past “elves” and those wishing to help need to contact Leslie at 530-794-8250 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org Those with past experience with the program will be given first choice of times and dates according to Hickman.
Donations of coats and toys can be left at the following businesses: Coats and new unwrapped toys can be placed in boxes at the following locations: The UPS Store, Safeway, Denny’s, Solano Baking, Travis Credit Union, Century 21 Real Estate, the Dixon police or Fire Departments, Tractor Supply, First Northern Bank, Bank of America, Cynde’s Place, Cattleman’s, Affordable Auto Care, Ace Hardware, The Scrapbook Store and Dixon Dance Studio, Curves (On Lincoln by the freeway) and Montessori School.
Financial donations can be made at First northern bank, Bank of America or Wells Fargo Bank in the name of Dixon Toys for Tots. The organization is a registered 501C-3 charity and a written receipt will be given for all financial or other sizable donations according to Hickman.