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Where can I donate gifts for families in need?

Gift drives near Salinas CA 

The season of giving is in full swing now. If you are looking for local ways to spread some holiday cheer, check out some of these organizations to donate some toys to families in need.  

Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County 

There are three ways individuals can help out the Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County. One is by sponsoring a child through the Adopt-a-Family Program. The other two ways to help out is by either donating online through the Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County website or stopping by any Carls’ Jr location. 

7th Annual Operation Give Back Toy Drive 

This is the 7th year the Low Packaging Group and Holaday Seed Company have partnered together to make a positive impact on the community. There are a variety of ways to help by either hosting a toy drive at your place of work or personally donating to one of the drop-off locations. 


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New Masters Gallery 

The New Masters Gallery has partnered with the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots program to help benefit the Kinship Center children. They are looking for a variety of new and unwrapped toys to give to the children. 

Monterey County Regional Fire District 

This toy drive started the day after Thanksgiving with a fire-safety themed holiday party. If you are looking to donate new, unwrapped toys or gift cards, the Monterey County Regional Fire District has a few drop-off locations.  


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Check out our Salinas Toyota toy drive 

We have our own toy drive going on! Stop by our location at 700 Auto Center Circle in Salinas. When you donate any unwrapped toy to our drive, you will receive $20 off any future service we offer. Contact us if you have any questions.