Promises2Kids launches holiday toy collection

COAST CITIES — The Promises2Kids Give From Your Heart Holiday Gift Drive is collecting gifts for foster kids for the holidays.
The gift drive started Nov. 22 and will run through Dec. 13. Promises2Kids asks for help from San Diegans to donate a new, unwrapped gift at one of the collection bins at the following North County locations:
— Wendy’s, 102 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas
— Wendy’s, 1002 Mission Ave., Oceanside
— Wendy’s, 3705 Plaza Drive, Oceanside
— Wendy’s, 825 College Blvd., Suite 102-608, Oceanside
— California Coast Credit Union, 3485 Marron Road, Oceanside
— California Coast Credit Union, 5814 Van Allen Way, Suite 190, Carlsbad
— Wendy’s, 567 W. Vista Way, Vista
— California Coast Credit Union, 140 Knoll Road, San Marcos
Suggested gifts include toys, board games, dolls, books, sporting equipment, bikes, skateboards, age-appropriate DVDs, arts and crafts supplies and gift cards and electronics for teens ages 13 and older. A full wish list can be found on the Promises2Kids website at www.promises2kids.org.
The organization seeks to exceed the 13,000 gifts that were collected during the 2009 drive. The gifts will be distributed to more than 40 partner organizations including the Polinsky Children’s Center, Mary’s House Transitional Housing Program, local foster homes, and group homes.
Promises2Kids was founded 30 years ago under the name The Child Abuse Prevention Foundation. The organization is also known as The Polinsky Children’s Center Foundation.

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