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  • San Rafael Police Association

  • San Rafael Fire Association

  • West End Nursery

  • Syufy Enterprises

  • Daryl Weinroth, Atty. At Law

  • Ghilotti Brothers

  • Lance Kuykendall

  • San Rafael Goldenaires

  • American Legion Wilkins Post 37

  • Vox Network Solutions

  • International Footprint Association

  • William H. Donner Foundation

  • Jackson’s Hardware

  • Congregation Rodef Shalom

  • San Rafael Joe’s

  • Kentfield Fire Department

  • San Rafael Corps Salvation Army

  • San Rafael Main Library

  • Loch Lomond Yacht Club

  • San Rafael Yacht Club


The 2023 Santa Cop Program is FULL and no longer accepting applications.


Financial Donations:

In addition to our toy drive, we now accept financial contributions by check only.

San Rafael Santa Cop is a not-for-profit charitable organization as defined in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Tax ID 20-5006892). Donors may deduct contributions to the San Rafael Santa Cop organization as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts to the San Rafael Santa Cop organization are deductible for Federal estate and gift tax purposes if they meet the applicable provisions of sections 2005, 2106, and 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Checks may be made payable to San Rafael Santa Cop and mailed to:

San Rafael Santa Cop
P.O. Box 6221
San Rafael, CA 94903-6221

Our 501 (c)(3) Tax ID is: 20-5006892

Toy Donations Pick Up:

Call the Toy Barrel Hotline at 415-870-4016 to arrange a pick up or use the email links below.  Click here to contact Dan Hanlon to arrange for a pickup.

Red Toy Barrel Requests:

Contact the Toy Barrel Hotline at 415-870-4016 to request a barrel.

Toys Needed:

2023 Santa Cop Children Wish List

  Help us keep the Magic of Christmas Alive

 for the Children and help make their wish come true!

Infant – 18mo:  Fisher Price Laugh & Learn, Baby’s First Blocks, VTech toys, Leap Frog & Little Tykes toys.

Girls 18mo-3yrs:  LOL dolls, Disney Princess Dolls, Barbie,  Pikachu Toys, Mickey/Minnie Mouse, Peppa Pig, Doll Strollers, Kitchen Toy Sets, Play Dough Sets, Puzzles, Large Box Crayons, Coloring Books,

Girls 3-5yrs:  Barbie Dolls & accessories, ABC games, My Little Pony, Paw Patrol, Girls Lego Sets, Magnets, children, books, backpacks

Girls 6-9yrs:  Unicorns, Backpacks, Disney Princess Dolls, Jewelry Making Kits, Juicy Couture kits, Hair Accessories, Puzzles, Crayola Super Markers, Color Markers, LOL Dolls, Play Dough Sets, Board Games, Pop-It, Drawing Tablets & Color Pencils, Girl Lego Sets

Girls 10-12yrs:  Hats & Gloves, Nail Polish Sets, Hair Accessories, Creatology Deluxe Studio Sets, Creatology Portable Art Totes, Creatolory Artist Easel Set, DIY Friendship Bracelet Making Kit, Mini Art Sets, Artists 126 Pc. Painting Set by Loft, 126 Pc Drawing Art Set by Loft

Boys 18mo-3yrs:  Fisher Price Toys, PawPatrol, PJ Masks, Thomas & Friends, Dinosaurs, Trucks, Cars, Trains, Building Blocks, Construction Toys, Play Dough

Boys 3-5yrs:  Remote Control Cars, Fire Truck Spiderman, Pokeman, Lego Sets, Transformers, Soccer balls, Dinosaurs,  Toy Story, Blocks, Robots, Sonic, Sponge Bob, Hot Wheels

Boys 6-9yrs:  Sonic, Spiderman/ Super Heroes, Soccer Ball, Minecraft, Pokeman Cards, Walkie Talkies, Airplanes, Basketball, Dog Man Books, Captain Underpants Books

Boys 10-12yrs:  Backpacks, Bey Blade, Minecraft, Remote Control Cars, Pokeman Cards, Movie Passes, Painting/Drawing Art Supplies

We’ve have had a huge request, over 50, for Jewelry making kits for girls, Remote Control Cars for boys and Painting & Drawing Sets for both boys & girls.

2023 Barrel Locations:

San Rafael Station 51

1375 Fifth Avenue

San Rafael Station 52

52 Union Street

San Rafael Station 54

46 Castro Street

San Rafael Station 55

955 Pt. San Pedro Road

San Rafael Station 56

30 Del Ganado Road

San Rafael Station 57

3530 Civic Center Drive

Marinwood Fire Station 58

777 Miller Creek Road

San Rafael

Kentfield Fire District Office

1004 Sir Francis Drake Blvd



Santa Cop In front of fire truck and police motorcycle

The program was interested in helping children who were missed by other programs, and who were not going to have Christmas due to circumstances beyond their control. The Police and Fire Departments, through their community contacts, are familiar with children who are from families with difficult financial situations as well as difficult family situations. The high cost of living and jobs with lower pay rates in San Rafael cause added burdens of raising a family in this area.

The San Rafael Police Department, San Rafael Fire Department, and the North Bay Footprinters saw this need to help these less fortunate children. They formed a group that collected toys and food and distributed these at Christmas time. In the second year of the program, money was collected to buy a s


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