The California Highway Patrol is collecting toys to distribute to local needy children. Bring your new, unwrapped toy to the California Highway Patrol office in Joshua Tree or to the Yucca Valley Wal-Mart, pharmacy entrance. For more information, call CHP Officer Joan Griffin at 760-366-3707.
This will be the last weekend that Morongo Basin firefighters will be at Walmart during a “stuff the truck” event to receive donations of toys to distribute to needy children. Firefighters will be at Walmart Friday, December 13, from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 1 to 5, and Sunday, December 15, noon to 5, to collect monetary donations and new toys. Toys for both boys and girls up to age 17 should be valued at $20 or less. In addition, residents can drop off toys at many local businesses, banks, and mobile home parks, including at the Z107.7 studio in Joshua Tree, for another week.