On Tuesday, December 16th, we’ll be joining friends at Bi-Rite for their annual Toy Drive benefiting Arriba Juntos. We’ll post up outside of Bi-Rite Creamery from 4pm to 6pm, collecting toys from our neighbors, sharing warm beverages, as well as giving out hot chocolate gift cards and creamery treats. We will even be accompanied by Christmas carolers from Little Mission Studio! The drive runs through December 19th, and below you can find some more information from Bi-Rite:
‘Tis the season for our favorite holiday tradition – our Annual Bi-Rite Family Toy Drive!
Starting Monday, December 8th, we will collect everything from My Little Ponies to soccer balls to coloring books for low-income children and families living in the Mission and in the Western Addition.
Donations made at Bi-Rite Market Divisadero will go to the Western Addition Beacon Center (WABC), which supports local youth every day through arts and cultural programming, academic support, college prep and sports activities. All toys donated at Bi-Rite Market and Bi-Rite Creamery on 18th Street will go to Arriba Juntos, a Mission-based community organization fostering self-sufficiency through occupational training and job opportunities for our neediest neighbors, for almost 50 years.
We need your support to ensure that our neighbors have a great holiday.
We’re looking for new and unwrapped:
*Toys (for kids 12 and under)
*Books (for kids 16 and under)
*Sports equipment (e.g. balls, bats, gloves, skateboards)
*Art supplies (unused)
From Monday, December 8th to Friday, December 19th, you can drop off goodies in the toy barrels at the entrances of:
Bi-Rite Market Divisadero: 9AM to 9PM
Bi-Rite Market 18th: 9AM to 9PM
Bi-Rite Creamery: 11AM to 9PM
Get your little ones in on the fun! Swap a delicious gingerbread cookie or pippin’ hot apple cider for a new toy donation at our Toys & Treats events. Find us at Bi-Rite Divis on Thursday, December 18th from 4-6pm in conjunction with the Divis Art Walk. Or swing by on Tuesday, December 16th from 4-6pm at Bi-Rite 18th; we will be joined by Christmas carolers from Little Mission Studio. Shakirah and Kelsey will be tabling outside, collecting toys from our neighbors and sharing warm beverages and creamery treats!
Last year, we collected over 300 toys via a generous outpouring from our staff, guests, local businesses and greater community. Help us do it again!