Newport Firefighters would like to announce the start of our 5th annual Holiday Toy Drive. The event runs from Thanksgiving evening through Thursday, December 19th.
They are accepting new, unwrapped toys for children age 15 and under. Toys can be dropped off at the main fire station, at 245 NW 10th Street, seven days a week. Toy Drive barrels are also located at City Hall, the Newport Library, and the Newport Post Office.
On Thanksgiving evening, we will have volunteers and Fire Trucks in the SW corner of the Walmart parking lot to collect toys. Then on Black Friday morning, there will be people and equipment out at 5:00 in the morning to accept your donations at Walmart and Sea Towne Mall. Just look for the flashing lights!
For those sensible enough to sleep in on Friday, toys will be accepted seven days a week at the Fire Station or at one of our toy barrel locations. Last year we were able to help over 200 Newport area children have toys under the tree on Christmas morning.
Families who wish to sign their children up this year can stop by the main fire station and fill out a simple form at the front counter.
Newport Firefighters would like to thank the community for continuing to make the annual toy drive a success. Please stop by the main station or call 541-265-9461 if you have any questions.