CHiPs for Kids toy drive begins


Each year the California Highway Patrol (CHP) participates in the “CHiP’s for Kids” toy drive. CHiP’s for Kids started from humble beginnings over 23 years ago in Los Angeles.  Back then, a small group of California Highway Patrol officers banded together and decided to help the less fortunate children living in the communities they served.

This popular program has grown tremendously, and now nearly every CHP office in the state participates in helping children in their communities through this program. The Temecula CHP area has successfully participated in this program for the last decade. With the help of compassionate supporters in the communities we serve, our area squad has been able to distribute toys to hundreds of less fortunate children in Southwest Riverside County.

Once again, the CHP and Walgreens have partnered up in efforts to collect toys for less fortunate children. Members of the community wanting to assist can drop off any unwrapped toy at any CHP Office or Walgreens stores.

CHiP’s for Kids toy collection runs through December 20, 2019. Uniformed CHP officers will distribute the donated toys the week prior and up to Christmas.

If you have any questions, contact Public Information Officer Mike Lassig at (951)506-2000 or

Submitted by California Highway Patrol — Temecula Area