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Ventura County – Sheriff’s Office to Kick Off Annual ‘Share-iffs’ Toy Drive

Nature of Incident: Sheriff’s Office to Kick Off Annual ‘Share-iffs’ Toy Drive
Location: Countywide
Date & Time: November 15, 2021 through December 17, 2021
Unit(s) Responsible: All Sheriff’s Facilities
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office celebrates 37 years of giving back to the community though the annual Share-iff’s Toy Drive. This year the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Fire Departments in Ventura County to make the holidays brighter for those in need.

As a Spark of Love partner, the Sheriff’s Office will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens in Ventura County. The toys can be dropped off at many local businesses, VCSO patrol stations or fire stations throughout the county.

This year, the Sheriff’s Office is also partnering with Food Share in the fight against hunger in Ventura County by collecting non-perishable food items. Food Share will be providing boxes of food to families served thru this year’s toy drive.

Throughout the year, members of the Sheriff’s Office respond to calls throughout the county and encounter families who do not have the resources to provide their children with a traditional Christmas celebration and each year thousands of children experience a Christmas morning with no gifts to open. Fortunately, some of these families will be the recipients of gifts this holiday season, thanks to generous community donations made to the toy drive.

All VCSO patrol stations will have boxes where staff members and the public can leave new, unwrapped toys or non-perishable food items from November 15th through December 17th.  The station lobbies are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Toys and food collected will be delivered by deputies during the week prior to Christmas.
Ways to Donate:

  1. Drop off your new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment and non-perishable food items at any of the Sheriff’s Office locations listed below.
  2. Bring your new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment to any participating business or fire station. Find all participating businesses throughout Ventura County here.
  3. Donate online through the Ventura County Professional Firefighters Association (VCPFA). All proceeds are tax deductible and will go towards buying toys from local, small businesses.
  4. Purchase a gift from the Amazon Gift Registry.

Participating VCSO Locations:

Camarillo Police Department – 3701 Las Posas Road, Camarillo (805) 388-5100

Thousand Oaks Police Department – 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks (805) 494-8200

Moorpark Police Department – 610 Spring Road, Moorpark (805) 532-2700

Fillmore Police Department – 524 Sespe Avenue, Fillmore (805) 524-2233

Ojai Police Department – 402 S. Ventura Street, Ojai (805) 646-1414

Sheriff’s Headquarters – 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura (805) 654-2304

Prepared by: Sergeant Timothy Lohman
News Release Date: November 15, 2021
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Timothy Lohman (805) 947-8255
Approved by: Undersheriff Monica McGrath