Warriors Head Coach Mark Jackson and San Francisco Firefighters Team Up to Host Holiday Toy Drive
First 150 Fans to Donate New Unwrapped Toy Receives Limited Edition Warriors Holiday Autograph Card and 50% Off a Hamburger Purchase at Red’s Java House
Golden State Warriors Head Coach Mark Jackson and the San Francisco Fire Fighters, Local 798 are hosting a Holiday Toy Drive on Thursday, December 20th from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Red’s Java House (Pier 30) in San Francisco, the team announced today. Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys in support of the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program. The first 150 fans who donate a toy will receive a limited edition Warriors holiday autograph card and 50% off a hamburger purchase at Red’s Java House. Fans will also have an opportunity to take photos and receive autographs from Coach Jackson and members of the San Francisco Firefighters, Local 798.
The San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program is the oldest and largest organized toy program in the nation, giving out over 200,000 toys to 40,000 needy children on a yearly basis. The program started with just a few firefighters repairing bicycles for needy kids in the neighborhood and has now grown to a year-round operation serving the neediest children in their time of need. A majority of the toys are delivered to underprivileged children in San Francisco, with additional toys going to women's shelters, cancer wards, victims of fire and other natural disasters. The firefighter's toys have been delivered as far away as Japan and Haiti for earthquake survivors, as well as to hurricane survivors in NYC and New Orleans.