If you're looking for an opportunity to make a local child's life brighter this holiday season, there are a couple of places in the Castro where you can make a toy donation in the coming days.
SF Pride is currently taking donations of new, unopened toys and dried/canned food goods going to benefit the Homeless Children's Network
of San Francisco. The Homeless Children's Network provides mental health and family support services to homeless children and their families throughout Northern California. Organizers will be in the Castro from noon to 4pm tomorrow wrapping up the toy drive and collecting donations at a table at 17th and Castro (weather permitting). You can also head down to SF Pride's office today or tomorrow to drop off your gift. It's located just off of Market Street at 30 Pearl St., 4th floor.
If tomorrow is too soon for you to pick a toy, you can also donate to the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program
. You can drop off your donation at anytime at Fire Station 6 at 135 Sanchez St. or at Philz Coffee on 18th Street during business hours up until December 16th. The SF Firefighters Toy Program has been going on for over 60 years and in 2013 the organization gifted 200,000 toys to more than 40,000 disadvantaged children throughout the area.
Know of another place to drop toys of food off for a good cause in the neighborhood? Let us know in the comments.