The Sheriff’s Toy Project, an innovative collaboration between peace officers, non-profit agencies, private donors and businesses, was created to better serve less fortunate children and families. The program provides a character building environment for offenders, who work with law enforcement officers to help people who are in times of need or suffering from hardship. The Toy Project provides a connection between law enforcement, people in need and those in the community capable of giving.
How Your Donation Helps
The Sheriff’s Toy Project has been in existence since 1984. It began as a means to alleviate an already overcrowded jail system. Inmates were sentenced to serve their court ordered time at a work release facility repairing donated bicycles and building toys made of wood. Most of these items were distributed to the less fortunate community.
The Toy Project has provided the following to the Sacramento Community.
Computers donated, 345
Families Served, 1,900
Kids Served, 5,579
Incoming Toy Donations, 9,480
Toys given to other non-profits, 5,879
Number of toys, 14,454
Gift Cards, Shopping sprees by Sub-Stations $15,000
Sacramento CA 95827