Officers, marines team up to play Santa for children, needy families

Bay City News
Saturday December 15, 2001

Police officers in Berkeley are once again teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves to deliver toys to the children of needy families this holiday season. 

Families have until Dec. 19 to register for the Toys for Tots program, which provides free toys for children from low-income families. 

Qualifying families can apply for toys for up to five children, ages 3 to 13. 

Those interested in applying to receive toys should contact the Northern California Community Services Council help line at (800) 273-6222. 

The help line is available from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The distribution of the toys will take place on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the lobby of the Berkeley Hall of Justice, 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.