Santa Express to Collect Food, Clothing & Toys for Families in Need


In 2012, The Salvation Army and Santa Express collected 3611 lbs. of food and new clothing, 179 new toys and $147.00 in cash donations for Christmas celebration. Anything and everything helps, even if it’s one can of food or a small toy, that donation will go a long ways to providing a good dinner and a nice gift on Christmas and a smile on a child’s face Christmas morning.  

Bend Fire Department’s Santa Express food and clothing drive is heading into Bend Neighborhoods Monday, December 2 through Thursday, December 5. The Bend Firefighter’s Association and Bend Fire Department are working with The Salvation Army to collect non-perishable food items, clothing and toys(new toys are preferred) for families in need in the Bend and Central Oregon area. Neighborhood residents are encouraged to listen for the fire engine and Santa, and bring donations to the street for collection. There will be many volunteers walking along with Santa and the fire engines to collect the donated items. Please advise children to use caution around the moving fire engines.

The Santa Express schedule: (maps are available on the City of Bend website- )

Monday, December 2: Morning Star, Canal View, Wishing Well and Phoenix Park

Tuesday, December 3: Providence, areas North and South of Neff Road.

Wednesday, December 4: 13th, Harmon, Albany, Milwaukee 

Thursday, December 5: Larkspur, Foxborough and Elkhorn

If we don’t come through your neighborhood you can always drop off non-perishable foods, new toys or clothing to:

• Bend Fire Department Fire Stations – Boxes will be placed as of Monday November 18, 2013 and will be there until Friday December 14, 2013

• Bend Memorial Clinics – Westside on Mt. Bachelor Drive and Eastside on Neff Road

• City of Bend City Hall – 710 NW Wall St.

• City of Bend Public Works – Boyd – 62975 Boyd Acres

• City of Bend Public Works –  Pilot Butte- 575 NE 15th St.

• City of Bend Police – 555 NE 15th St.

• Ed Wyse Beauty Supply – 1180 S Hwy 97 #B (They are providing discounts off of purchases with a donation through the first of December) 

• Pappy’s Pizza – 20265 Fred Meyer Rd.

• Red Robin- 625 SW Powerhouse Dr.

• The Salvation Army – 755 NE 2nd St.

• Starbucks – Westside on Century Dr., Downtown, across from Fred Meyers, Cascade Village Shopping Center and East side on 27th St.

• Wholesale Sports – 63492 Hunnell Rd. 

If you need help for this holiday season with food or presents, call

The Salvation Army at 541-389-8888.
Garth White 541-322-6309


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