Each year, my good friend Fernando puts together a toy drive for one of the poorer neighborhoods in Tijuana in honor of El Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day). I am including both a video (click on image) shot by Geoff Hill of BajaBound.com Insurance and the information Fernando sent out. It's not too late to help this worthy cause.
6th Annual Dia de Reyes Toy Drive, January 15th 2012
Yes, for 6 consecutive years now, thanks to all of you we will be delivering individualy wrapped gifts for over 350 children. This will happen on January 15 and of course you are all invited to join us for this unique experience of giving.
As in years past, the children will have transportation provided to them courtesy of Mexicoach, they will have piñatas, tamales, frijoles, arroz, hot chocolate and Rosca de Reyes and a brand new toy.
Once again the good people of BajaBound Insurance Services, Inc. have kindly offered to be a drop off location for gifts either hand delivered or shipped.
The information is:
Toy Drive c/o Baja Bound Insurance Services, Inc.
750 11th Avenue #101
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone (619) 702-4292
Last year we didn't ask for wrapping paper since we had left over from past events but this year we need wrapping paper and tape so we can give each toy gift wrapped. We request new toys, bikes (bikes can be used but in good working conditions), dolls and such. If you'd like you can send gift cards for ToysRUs or other stores like Walmart that have toy departments and you can even do electronic gift certificates for Toys R Us and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We request no money, but donations are greatly appreciated because they do help pay for the food and transportation provided that day.
I will have a list of the kids gender and age shortly but all gifts like basketballs, soccer balls, bikes, Tonkas and all others are welcome. As you know from past years, we have to smuggle the gifts across in small ammounts and that takes a long time and several people helping make many trips across so the sooner we can get the gifts in the faster we can start the smuggling operations.
Thank you so much in advance for making this Toy Drive once again possible,
Fernando Garcia y familia