BART employees and its Board of Directors turned over barrels of toys for families in need today as part of their annual toy drive sponsored by BART’s Office of External Affairs and the BART Police Department.
Each year BART works with a local non-profit group located within BART’s district to collect toys to distribute to children in need. Our partner this year is the Tri-Valley Haven in Livermore, which serves adults and children who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness. The center supports over 750 local families.
Barrels of trucks, games, books, sporting equipment, dolls and much more lined the BART board room today as BART Board President John McPartland ceremoniously turned over all of the collected toys donated by BART employees. “Tri-Valley Haven has been helping others for nearly four decades,” McPartland said. “It was a pleasure to honor their commitment to the community today while spreading some good holiday cheer at the same time.”
Each December Tri-Valley Haven operates a Holiday Program where clients and families in need can come, shop for free, and receive new gifts and food for the holidays.
More details on Tri-Valley Haven’s services can be found on their website at: http://www.trivalleyhaven.org/