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By Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office

December 2, 2018 (San Diego) - Santa’s sleigh typically touches down on rooftops, not runways, but four County airports want to help you make that happen—and make this holiday happier for local, less fortunate children.

All you have to do is drop off a new, unwrapped toy into the Toys for Tots donation boxes at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Gillespie Field in El Cajon, Fallbrook Airpark in Fallbrook, or Ramona Airport in Ramona. Or, if you’d like, you can give your donated toy in person to uniformed U.S. Marines at two special events, Saturday Dec. 8 at Ramona Airport and Saturday, Dec. 15 at Fallbrook Airpark.

The donation boxes will be open at all four airports through Friday, Dec. 14. All of the toys that are donated will be given out to children in San Diego County communities.

Marines will be at Ramona Airport from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8, and at Fallbrook Airpark the following week, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 15.

With your help, the County of San Diego and Marine Corps have been putting smiles on kids’ faces for years through Toys for Tots.

Donations can include new, unwrapped toys, bikes, games, dolls, stuffed animals and just about anything that will help brighten up a child’s holiday season. Pilots can fly in to deliver their donations at the airports.

So, get that good holiday, Santa feeling. Drop off a new toy for a child.

For more information, contact the Fallbrook Airpark at (760) 723-8395 or Ramona Airport at (760) 788-3366. 

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