Portland Fire Fighters Story
HELP THE FIRE FIGHTERS WITH TOY & JOY MAKERS
Since 1914, the Fire Fighters in Portland, through the help of Portland's generous citizens and civic-minded groups, have seen to it that children in need will have a chance to have a Christmas. This year, the Portland Fire & Rescue Program anticipates that over 12,000 children just in the Portland area will need to have help to make sure "Santa" does not forget them.
THE FIRE FIGHTER'S STORY: Very briefly, this is what happens to the toys donated. Toys are received at any of Portland's Fire & Rescue stations or picked up at Christmas collection sites. From there, they are taken to the warehouse for sorting into the proper age groups by volunteers. Requests for toys must come directly from a legal guardian of the children by telephone through our request line at Christmas. (The children never know they are from the Fire Fighters, unless their parents tell them.)