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Ume Credit Union Hosts Holiday Toy Drive

UME Cares Credit Union announced that it will be participating in the Burbank Coordinating Council’s Holiday Basket program. In the spirit of “people helping people” (a cornerstone of the credit union social mission), UMe is collecting new and unwrapped toys to help local families in need. Donations can be dropped off in UMe’s lobby now through December 6, 2019 during business hours.

The credit union is hosting the toy drive through UMeHelps, an initiative that allows its members and the Burbank community at large to give back to local charities and individuals needing assistance. UMeHelps supports local organizations with food and clothing drives, pet adoptions and fundraising efforts. Additionally, it promotes awareness of local programs that require community support.

UMeHelps is happy to support the Burbank Coordinating Council. Every year, the program connects families in our community with people and organizations that are willing to provide them with food and gifts for their children for the holidays. This year, the Council expects to deliver holiday baskets to almost 1,000 local families!

Looking for gift donation ideas? The UMe Emu has made a list!

1 Action Figures & Collectibles

1 Arts & Crafts Supplies

1 Bikes, Skates & Skateboards

1 Blocks, Legos, Building & Construction Sets

1 Books, Puzzles, Board Games & Cards

1 Cars, Trucks & Accessories

1 DVDs & Electronics

1 Puppets, Dolls & Accessories

1 Learning & Educational Toys

1 Musical Instruments

1 Play Vehicles & Radio Control Toys

1 Pretend Play & Dress Up

1 Sports & Outdoor Play Items

1 Movie Theatre Gift Cards

1 Teen Gifts: Shaving Kits, Cologne, Make-Up, Nail Polish, Hair Styling Equipment & Accessories, Jewelry, Backpacks, Totes, Purses, Gift Cards, etc.

Sandoval Tacos On Wheels Hosts Toys for Tacos

On Sunday, December 10th, Jose Sandoval and his team, Sandoval Tacos on Wheels, will be hosting a toy drive at the Olive Recreation Center in Burbank. Residents of Burbank are encouraged to bring an unwrapped $10 toy in exchange for a taco plate.

“My whole life, I wanted to do something like this,” said Jose Sandoval, “I’m just trying my best for the kids and Burbank. I love this city, this community, and the people.” The park is located at 1111 W Olive Ave Burbank, CA 91506. Sandoval and his team will be located near Clark Ave., near field 3 and the swing set.

Currently, Sandoval and his team are planning to feed well over 100 people. Tacos For Toys is Sandoval’s first attempt at holding a toy drive for kids. All unwrapped toys will be going to the Burbank  Coordinating Council. From there, they will be given to children in need of gifts. Due to the destination of the toys, residents are also able to bring canned goods to the event.

Sandoval and his team will be serving tacos from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, but may extend hours if the turn out is strong. For updates, you can find Sandoval’s Facebook page here.