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CHiPs for Kids aims to collect 5,000 toys; Wingstop and other’s help kickoff drive

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) WingStop and others donated this past weekend to the California Highway Patrol’s CHiPs for Kids program as the department aims to collect 5,000 toys this holiday season.

The Victorville CHP kicked off the 2019 toy drive by teaming up with Walgreens #9254 to purchase 320 toys for all ages for the CHiPs for Kids program.  

“The funds to purchase the toys were raised by the Victorville CHP Senior Volunteers, and donations from the Victor Valley RC Flyers (VVRCF) Club,” CHP officials stated.

(Pictured are two managers from Walgreens #9245, and three Victorville CHP Senior Volunteers.)

Within the next weeks, the Victorville CHP will collect over 5,000 toys which will be distributed to kids throughout the High Desert.

Wingstop ran a special promotion this year that ended December 5th.

Customers who dropped off an unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more were eligible to receive 5 free boneless wings at participating Wingstop locations.

When the toy drive ended, two California Highway Patrol Officers from the Victorville CHP Station arrived at the Wingstop on Bear Valley Road and Hesperia Road to pick up the toys.

The Chips for Kids received the toys collected from all 5 stores in the Victor Valley.

“We like to thank the community for the donations and support this year,” stated Wingstop Director of Operations, Carmen Inkman.

Left to right: In addition to the two CHP Officers, we have Larry, Karla, Carmen Inkman (Director of Operations), Heidy (Senior Manager.)

Additionally, the CHP posted a picture to their Facebook page of a woman who dropped off toys at a recent event, then returned with a special surprise for the officers.

“Tonight we had a wonderful person named Madison Herek stop at our Chips for Kids toy drive located at the Walgreens at Bear Valley Road and Amethyst Road in Victorville,” the Department wrote.

“She purchased many toys to donate which we were very appreciative for.  About 20 minutes later she came back to Walgreens with bags of hot soup, chili, and cookies from Panera Bread.  It never ceases to amaze us of the generosity people show us every year during the holiday season.  This young lady was an angel in disguise,” the CHP post stated.

Unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Victorville CHP office at 14210 Amargosa Road or at any designated collection site throughout the city. For more information on “CHiPs for Kids” toy drive events and designated collection sites, contact the Victorville CHP office at 760-241-1186 or visit the “High Desert CHiPs for Kids” Facebook page.

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