St. Thomas Rescue, the Virgin Islands Fire Emergency Medical Service, St. John Rescue and the Institute for Social Change are holding a Three Kings Toy Drive from now until Dec. 30.
Community members are asked, where possible, to donate a new, unwrapped gift to a child who is noted as coming from a family in need.
Those who are able to assist are asked to drop off a gift at any fire station on St. Thomas or St. John. In doing so, please leave an indicator as to the age range, and sex that the gift is most appropriate for. Collection bins are wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper. Gifts will be accepted until Dec. 30.
Gifts will be handed out during a convoy of decorated emergency vehicles that will travel to each home. The convoy will take place on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. The time is yet to be announced.
For more information, please call 244-6539 or 725-7377.
Public Information Officer Chris Watson said, “We’re excited to be working with our community partners again this year on a wonderful project that we haven’t seen since pre-COVID times.
“The simple fact is there are a lot of children who won’t receive presents this year. The cost of living is making it harder and harder each year. It’s important for families who may be struggling to remember that we see them, and we know they are doing their best.
“We and our partner organizations are there to provide support, a friendly face, a listening ear and a small gift for our most important islanders who need it most — our children.”