Palisades Cares Toy Drive Ends Dec. 16

The annual Holiday Spirit Toy Drive runs from Dec. 1 to 16. Palisades Cares, a local nonprofit, has organized this toy drive for more than 10 years.

New unwrapped toys and books for children and teenagers may be placed in the decorated boxes at CVS, the Palisades-Malibu YMCA and Regal Cleaners (corner of Via and Antioch). If your organization wishes to be a sponsor, contribute toys to the drive or be a drop-off site, please contact Palisades Cares.

“Thanks to Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Rotary Club of Pacific Palisades and the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce for supporting this activity with donations of toys,” said PC’s Marie Steckmest. 

Toys such as sporting equipment, puzzles, stuffed animals, skateboards, dolls, arts and craft kits, play dough, remote-control cars, board games, Legos or other blocks, musical toys, electronic toys as well as gift cards are just some suggestions.

This year’s toys will be donated to children that are tutored by School on Wheels at Vittorio’s’ annual Christmas luncheon and others will be given to Head Start families as part of the One Voice Holiday Food Giveaway. These gifts may be the only presents the children will receive this year.

Contact Palisades Cares at, visit its Facebook page or

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