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This year, due to the Corona Virus, Santa Cop will not have a Wrapping Party.





  • San Rafael Police Association

  • San Rafael Fire Association

  • West End Nursery

  • Come To The Point

  • Syufy Enterprises

  • Daryl Weinroth, Atty. At Law

  • Ghilotti Brothers

  • Lance Kuykendall

  • San Rafael Goldenaires

  • Birkenstock USA

  • American Legion Wilkins Post 37

  • Matteucci’s Bar

  • 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 2021 Santa Cop program is full.  We are no longer accepting applications.

If you have a question, please call the Hotline: 415-456-2685


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.

Toys Needed:

Kids need all sorts of toys! New unwrapped TOYS and GAMES for infants to children of 12 years. (No toy weapons please)

Help us keep the magic of Christmas Alive for the Children!

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

Girls 2-5: Disney Princes Dolls, Baby Alive Doll, Picachu toys, Mickey Mouse, Peppa Pig

Girls 5-9: Disney-Pixar Coco toys, Fingerlings, Pikmi Pops, NumNoms sets, Glimmies, Shopkins, Trolls, DC Hero Girls, Barbie, American Doll

Girls 9-12: Bracelets, Necklaces, Earring sets, Hats & Gloves, Backpacks, Nail Polish, Hair Accessories

Boys 2-5: Fisher Price Toys, Paw Patrol sets, PJ Masks, Thomas & Friends, Little Tykes Basketball set, Dinosaurs, trucks, cars

Boys 5-9: Star Wars, Transformers, Power Rangers, Pokemon, Lego Star Wars & Lego City sets, Bey Blade, WWE Figures

Boys 9-10: Backpacks, remote control cars or helicopters,

Boys 11-12: $20 Gift cards from Amazon, Target, iTunes cards or Movie passes

Games: Pie Face, Simon, Bounce Off, Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, Hed Banz, Rubix Race, Guess Who, Apples to Apples, Word on the Street

Arts & Crafts: Crayola Masterworks kits, Crayola Ultimate Art Supply kit, crayons, coloring books, paint sets, Play Doh sets, cutie Stix Cut & Create, Young Artists sets

2021 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


This year we will not be setting up our Toy Store as we have in the past years and we will not be wrapping gifts, but pulling toys for the individual child and putting them in a Gift bag.

If you and 3-5 of your friends would like to volunteer to help pull toys for a period of 2-4 hours, we can use your help on December 6 – December 8.  Please send an email to santacopvolunteers@gmail.com so we can schedule you.  Our hours of operation will be from 10:00am – 4:00pm at the San Rafael Army National Guard Armory.

Thank you.