Originally published on November 21, 2017 by Samaritan House

Samaritan House CEO, Bart Charlow, with Angelo Santiago, SMFD Firefighter and Toys for Tots Program Director

An abundance of gratitude to the San Mateo City Fire Department for their generous donation of thousands of brand-new toys! This includes large play kitchens and other play sets! The SMFD were looking to clear one of their storage units and gave the toys to Samaritan House for distribution. A plethora of brand new toys for our littlest neighbors in need, and we had nowhere to store them. When the San Mateo County Event Center heard about our need, they donated storage space free of charge. Talk about a community of coming together! All these toys (and more!) will be distributed to our client families this December at our Holiday Shop at the San Mateo County Event Center!

The SMFD chose to donate these toys to Samaritan House because it is a great organization and we know these toys will be delivered to local kids to brighten their Holiday season.

Angelo S, SMFD Firefighter and Toys for Tots Program Director