The Fire Department's annual toy drive ended today with over 100 toys donated to local children in need. Toys were collected in barrels placed at the campus fire station and campus police station through Friday, December 14. This week, firefighters also visited several campus units to pickup toys collected at their holiday parties.

Today, Engineer Troy Souza - who organized this year's toy drive - and Engineer Ron Esche distributed the toys to local shelters and other organizations in Santa Cruz. Engineer Souza said it was gratifying to see so many children benefit from the generosity of those on campus.

Thank you to all who donated to the toy drive and helped to make the holidays a little brighter for these children.