Toy Drive drop-off deadline

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Help brighten the holidays - drop off your new, unwrapped toys at the LO Fire Department or Library by Friday, December 14!

Toy Drive - The Lake Oswego Fire Department and the Library are accepting new toys (with no gift wrapping) to bring holiday cheer to children in need. Toys will be shared with families throughout the local area and distributed by the Tualatin Valley Elks Lodge. Please drop off toys by December 14 at the Lake Oswego Fire Department Main Station (300 B Avenue) or the Lake Oswego Library (706 Fourth Street).

Other wonderful giving options:

Pillowcase Project - Filled Pillowcases are rolling in and we are so grateful to the community! You donated wonderful fabrics and City staff volunteered to sew pillowcases. We made over 200, which can be picked up for filling at City Hall, 380 A Avenue and the Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue. This program was organized to backfill the much-needed Fill A Stocking, Fill A Heart stocking program that was unable to provide stockings this year. A pillowcase is something most of us take for granted each night when we go to bed. However, for homeless families, including children, seniors and many teenagers it can mean the difference between feeling uncomfortable in a shelter bed or on the streets and feeling a small piece of home.

The same basic needs items apply, with filled pillowcases being distributed throughout Clackamas County to the families most in need, including Lake Oswego. Pick up a beautiful handmade pillowcase and fill it with basic-needs items along with a few special gifts and return it to City Hall by Friday, December 14. These delightful pillowcases will be a useful and hopefully bring some comfort to those in need.

Oregon Food Pantries are collecting non-perishable food to help the more than 250,000 residents in Oregon, almost 100,000 of whom are children, that request emergency food each month. You can make a difference with your food donation at City Hall, the Main Fire Station or the Library throughout December.

Coats, Blankets and Gloves are being collected by the Lake Oswego Lions Club for Hope Sparrow Services to help keep the chill away. Hope Sparrow Services will distribute these items throughout the winter to families in need in our community, especially children. Drop off lightly used, clean items at the south entrance of City Hall, 380 A Avenue, through the end of January.

Donate what you can, volunteer your time, and enjoy the season!