Alpine Family Support Council holding food and toy drive |

Alpine Family Support Council holding food and toy drive

Staff reports

The Alpine County Family Support Council is sponsoring the annual Alpine food and toy drive for Christmas this year.

“We are so fortunate to live in such a magnificent area and to be able to enjoy the closeness of a small community,” said Cheri Warrell, executive director of the council and Alpine County child abuse prevention coordinator and grants coordinator.

“Throughout the year, this community works together to help each other, and this is especially true during this season,” she said.

Some people are adopting an entire family, and Warrell will give them a list of what a specific family wants for Christmas.

“I’ve got a lot of requests for Barbies and toy trucks and red wagons,” she said.

Others are simply donating cash so that Warrell may purchase gift requests. All applications are screened and kept confidential.

Food and donations for toys may be dropped off at the Social Services department on Diamond Valley Road, Markleeville, or checks may be mailed to the Alpine County Family Support Council. P.O. Box 363, Markeeville, Calif. 96120.