BOMA San Francisco Toy Drive to Benefit the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program
BOMA SF has been partnering with SFFD Toy Program for over 25 years. SFFD Toy program started in 1949 with a few firefighters fixing broken bikes to what it has evolved to now, the "Largest" Firefighter Toy Program in the U.S. The program receives over 40,000 family applications annually with one to multiple children, ranging in age from infants to 13 years old. These requests do not include the shelters, schools, burn units, pediatric AIDS wards, cancer units, and families burned out that the firefighters see first hand on any given day. The Toy Program distributes over 200,000 toys each year and BOMA members' participation is integral to the success of this program. Member buildings can assist in this effort by placing official toy barrels in their lobby and encouraging their tenants to donate new, unwrapped toys during the collection period.
Toy suggestions include: balls, games, puzzles, dolls (including dolls of color), books, DVD's, baby items (even wipes and diapers, blankets, rattles), stuffed animals, back packs, hair items/brushes/combs, bikes of all sizes, older girls items including jewelry, hair products, coin purses, etc.. Gift cards in the $10-$20 range (such as Target, Walgreens, Old Navy, Marshalls, Ross, McDonalds, pizza, movie cards, etc.) should be placed in an envelope labeled as such and mailed directly to the toy program at 2225 Jerrold Ave, SF, CA 94124, (415)777-0440.
How Can BOMA Members Participate?
BOMA will begin accepting Toy Barrel Reservations on October 14. Members will receive a reservation survey via email and the link below will be live at that time. Reservations will be due Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Click here beginning October 14 to complete survey.
If you need to submit multiple building addresses, the survey is set to accept multiple responses from the same IP address and it will loop back to the beginning of the survey upon completion. NOTE: It is highly recommended that you confirm receipt of your entries with email@example.com.
PARTICIPATION DETAILS - Please read before completing form.
- All barrels will be delivered by BOMA-member volunteer drivers during the week of Tuesday, November 12 - Friday, November 15 (excluding Nov. 11/Veteran's Day Holiday).
- All barrels and toys will be picked up during the week of Dec. 9-13.
- Once all reservations are received on Nov. 1, BOMA will assign delivery routes to the volunteer drivers. Volunteer drivers will select one drop off day between Nov. 12 – Nov. 15 (excluding Nov. 11) and communicate that date directly with the contact provided via email. Similarly, the volunteer driver will select one pick up day between Dec. 9 - 13 and communicate that date directly with the contact provided via email. Member buildings may not select their own delivery or pickup dates.
- It is critical that you inform security/lobby personnel of the delivery/pick up dates so that the process runs smoothly for all. The volunteer drivers can only come once. As they’ll be making multiple stops, we ask your help in facilitating a quick barrel hand-off.
Note: due to limited volunteer resources, barrel delivery is available to properties within the city and county of San Francisco only.
Questions? Please contact Member Services Director Tory Brubaker, firstname.lastname@example.org, 415-362-8567 x 1115.
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED! Associate (vendor) Members with delivery vehicles are needed to deliver barrels and retrieve toys. If interested, email Tory Brubaker to participate in this rewarding opportunity.
We thank you in advance for your participation. Your support and your tenants' generosity will help brighten the holidays for thousands of children during the holidays and throughout the year. Questions? Please contact Tory Brubaker, 415-362-8567 x1115.