Houston Firefighters Continue Tradition of Holiday Giving with Annual Toy Drive Kick-Off

HFD Toy Drive Logo, with wreathe, and bear in firetruckThe Houston Fire Department is kicking off its annual toy giveaway for area children November 4, 2022, with a kick-off event at Houston Fire Station 8. For the next few weeks Houston Firefighters will work alongside with the community and corporate sponsors to collect and distribute toys and gifts to families in need.

*No toys will be given out at this event.

The toys collected will be distributed December 17, 2022. The drive through event will begin at 9 a.m. at Dick Graves Park, located at 2000 Reed Road Houston Texas 77051. This year’s toy drive will not require registration and will operate on a first come first serve format.

For many years now, HFD along with businesses and community volunteers have worked together for one of the largest holiday toy drives in the City of Houston. The history of this toy drive dates back to a Houston school teacher, Lorugene Young, and her legacy lives on. This year, our goal is higher than ever. In 2021 Operation Stocking Stuffer provided toys and gifts to more than 7,000 families but there are still more families in need. That's why our goal in 2022 is to assist between 7,000-10,000 families (up to 30,000 children)! We can reach that goal with help from the community and our generous sponsors like Amegy Bank, Target, Go Minis, Latham & Watkins, and our presenting sponsor, Shell Houston.

The media is invited to attend the kick-off event:

When: November 4, 2022, at 10 a.m.
Where: Houston Fire Station 8 - 1919 Louisiana (parking entrance is off Milam)

* Please RSVP with HFD Public Information Officer Firefighter Martee Black at [email protected]