Temecula Valley Elks donates toys to the “CHiPs for Kids Toy Drive”

Volunteers, including Pete Recatto, third left; Bob Walker, middle; Bob Farrens, second right, and Diane Farrens, right, from Temecula Valley Elks Lodge No. 2801 deliver boxes of donated new, unwrapped toys to the “CHiPs for Kids Toy Drive” at the Temecula California Highway Patrol office Wednesday, Dec. 15, with officers, Mike Lassig, left, and Greg Peterson, second left, and Sgt. Nathan Baer, third right. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Volunteers from Temecula Valley Elks Lodge No. 2801 delivered toys to the Temecula CHP office Wednesday, Dec. 15, for the “CHiPs for Kids Toy Drive.” The members donated over three large boxes of toys for the children ages zero to 16. All donations were new, unwrapped toys, which were given to needy families and children in southwest Riverside County. CHiPs for Kids started 20 years ago in Los Angeles. Back then, a small group of California Highway Patrol officers banded together to help the less fortunate children living in the communities they served The program has grown to include nearly every CHP office in the state. The Temecula CHP area has participated in this program for the last decade. With the help of many supporters in the communities they serve, the Tem
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