The Forsyth County Fire Department is asking for help in making the holiday season brighter for children in need with the annual Aerial’s House toy collection.
The initiative gets its name from a piece of equipment which is used by the fire department known as an aerial ladder truck. New or gently used coats for children or adults may also be donated and will be distributed to those in need.
New, unwrapped toys for local children between newborn and 18 years old may be dropped off into a contactless collection bin at any Forsyth County fire station or the Fire Department Headquarters at 3520 Settingdown Road from Nov. 9 through Dec. 11.
In December, donations for Aerial’s House may also be dropped off inside the lobby of the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 E. Main St.
“The fire department is honored to continue a wonderful initiative that brings joy to children and families during such a special time of the year,” said Forsyth County Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers. “We appreciate the community’s support for this program even in a season that looks a little different.”
To receive information regarding the distribution of toys collected through Aerial’s House, call The Place of Forsyth County at (770) 887-1098. For other questions such as making a large donation or drop offs, please call Firefighter Jeff Lyons at (770) 549-3491.