Camp Fire Survivors

Holiday Toy Drive

November 2018

Hello Neighbors and Friends,

As you know, a lot of important efforts have been made to provide those displaced by the Butte County Camp Fire with immediate donations for survival necessities and essentials. Many affected are families with children. The holidays can bring about an added layer of difficulty during times of hardship and trauma of this magnitude. With this in mind, we are organizing a neighborhood Toy Drive if only to bring a little normalcy and joy beyond just survival into these families' lives.

We have connected with a local representative from Butte County's Recovers.Org. To support in the focused efforts of this drive, we are looking for donations of NEW, unwrapped, toys, games, & gift cards for kids 1-18. We are also in need of a few additional items listed below. In the spirit of the holidays, we would love to make this a neighborhood effort and hope this will be something you and your family can do together to give back to those in strife.

We will deliver donations the week of December 17th, in order to accomplish this effort, we must receive all donations by Sunday, Dec 16th at 1 PM.


Camp Fire Holiday Toy Drive:


  • NEW, unwrapped, toys / games / books for ages 1-12

  • Gifts/ Gift cards for ages 13-18


  • FRIDAYS 8am-2pm: 

    UVFM Old Oakland Farmers Market, Info Booth (9th street and Washington). 

    LAST DAY: Dec.14


    TBD - (see below) 

    LAST DAY: Dec.15

  • SUNDAYS 9am-1pm: 

    UVFM Temescal Farmers Market, Info Booth (DMV lot at 5300 Claremont Ave). 

    LAST DAY: Dec.16

  • By MAIL: 

Campfire Drive c/o Candela

3403 Piedmont Ave.#502

Oakland CA. 94611 

All Packages MUST be received by Saturday Dec.15


Logistics & other ways to help:


For updates on how the drive is going, submit photos, and see what is still needed visit:

As of 11/30/18

  • Box truck and 2 drivers to deliver donations Mon. 11/17th.

  • A storage unit for accumulated donations.

  • Drop off locations on Friday & Sunday. Thank You UVFM!

  • Signs and Posters. Thank You Candela Fine Art Printing!

  • Bins to collect gifts.


  • A reliable drop off location for every Saturday thru December 15th (If you are able to provide this please email us. One of us will arrange to pick up donations weekly to bring to the storage unit.)

  • Donation of New gift bags, wrapping paper, and tape. (So families can wrap the gifts for their kids themselves).

  • Gas card for the drive there and back (320 miles round trip, approx $200) (please contact us to check if this request is still needed)


As much as we would love to take all types of donations for the many people in various states of struggle in and around the Bay Area, this Toy Drive is the target we are focusing on fulfilling at this time. Please no used / 2nd hand items.

If you would prefer to help the survivors of the Butte Fires in some other capacity than Toys feel free to contact local reps at:


We will post updates on the progress and needs of the drive here at

Thank you and happy holidays to you and yours!


Thank You to Our Sponsors:

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