The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Valley Division, is currently involved with its fourteenth annual CHiP’s for Kids toy drive and safety campaign for the 2013 Holiday Season. This campaign emphasizes traffic safety while gathering new unwrapped toys for disadvantaged children throughout the Sacramento region.
The purpose of CHiP’s for Kids is to comfort children who are economically disadvantaged and provide new unwrapped toys to kids who are hospitalized during the holiday season.
KCRA, KQCA-TV, and various schools have partnered with Valley Division CHP to promote the CHiP’s for Kids Toy Drive. Through this partnership, close to 90 schools in the Sacramento region are assisted with toy collection during the 2012 holiday season.
Last year, toy donations exceeded 60,000.
Through the efforts of many, the “Chips for Kids” program was a huge success thanks to our business partners and volunteers.
The CHP works with Salvation Army, Sacramento Kings, Rivercats, United Way, and local leaders to provide support to the toy drive. The Salvation Army also provides food for the families we adopt through the CHP’s CHiPs for kids program. Last year we adopted almost 1000 families and provided new unwrapped toys to more than 3000 kids. The families are screened through Salvation Army to ensure they are in financial distress.
One corner of the Sacramento Vintage Ford Warehouse with 'CHIPPER'
Salvation Army with complete chicken dinners for the families