Santa Clause will soon ride into Oshkosh by firetruck for the 19th Annual Oshkosh Fire Department Food and Toy Drive.
The Communities program at Oshkosh North High School is helping spread the word on this annual event. The group is also studying the need for such toy and food drives in the community.
Students in the Communities program Teagan Patton, Sophia Isham, and Kaitlyn Grusczynski stopped by Local 5 This Morning with Brittany Falkers to talk about all the ways to give back.
The Oshkosh Fire Department Food and Toy Drive begins Monday, December 4 at Fire Station 14 (2050 Knapp Street, Oshkosh). Watch for Santa and his helpers as they make their way around Oshkosh neighborhoods collecting food, toy, and cash donations for the Salvation Army.
Monetary donations will also go to support the Gary Kassube Memorial Scholarship, given to two high school students who will be enrolled in a post-secondary fire or police science program.
Since 2010 the drive has collected 32,000 pounds of food, 20,000 toys, and $13,000 to help less fortunate families in Oshkosh have a better holiday.
The dates and areas for this year’s drive are:
Monday, December 4th – Station 14—south side
Thursday, December 7th – Station 15—central city
Monday, December 11th – Station 16—west side
Tuesday, December 12th – Station 17/19—north central area
Thursday, December 14th – Station 18—northeast side
All routes begin at 5:00 p.m. and end around 7:30 p.m.
For more on the 19th Annual Oshkosh Fire Department, Food and Toy Drive CLICK HERE.
For more information on the Communities program at Oshkosh North visit www.communitiesonhs.org.