This morning TBC Media and the California Highway Patrol will be downtown collecting toys for the ninth annual CHiPs for Kids toy drive benefitting disadvantaged children. 

Beginning at 5 a.m., the public can drop off new unwrapped toys on the corner of Chester Avenue and 28th Street, across from Adventist Health Bakersfield. Toys collected benefit local children from newborns to 16 years old. 

Toys can be dropped off until 6 p.m. at that location. 

The toy drive runs through Dec. 17. Toys can be dropped off at the CHP office on Compagnoni Street, The Bakersfield Californian at 3700 Pegasus Drive, Motor City, United Way on Stockdale Highway, KERO 23 News at 321 21st St., Carneceria La Carreta locations, and at any local Walgreens. 

Today we will be downtown, on the corner of Chester Ave and 28th Street, from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. for our toy drop off event. Drop off your new unwrapped toy and be on your way in no time.

Toys collected from the drive will benefit local children from 0 to 16 years of age. 

For more information, call Officer Robert Rodriguez at 396-6653. 

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