You can help make the holidays bright for a Sonoma Valley child in need this holiday season by simply donating a gift to the 9th annual High-Powered Toy Drive at Infineon Raceway.

All toys collected during the toy drive (Nov. 14-Dec. 5) will be distributed to more than 250 children at the raceway’s annual Race to the Holidays Christmas Party at Infineon Raceway on Saturday, Dec. 10.

New, unwrapped toys and gifts for children from babies to 12 years old are needed.  Donations can be dropped off at the following locations in Sonoma Monday-Friday through Monday, Dec. 5:

  • Infineon Raceway, 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, 95476, 800-870-RACE, www.infineonraceway.com, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  Toys can also be mailed to the raceway.
  • Willmar Center for Bereaved Children, 579 First St. West, Sonoma, www.willmarcenter.org, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce, 651-A Broadway, Sonoma, www.sonomachamber.com, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sonoma Valley Fire Department, 630 Second Street West, Sonoma, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Schell-Vista Fire Department, 23000 Broadway, Sonoma, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sonoma Valley Sun, 158 West Napa Street, Sonoma, 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
  • Sonoma Index-Tribune, 117 West Napa Street, Sonoma, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

"The Race to the Holidays Christmas Party brings great joy and holiday cheer,” said Tina Baldry, Program Director Stand By Me Mentoring Program in Sonoma. “Each year, the children from Stand By Me are beaming with happiness as they sing songs, meet Santa and receive a special gift.   For many of our families this is the only Holiday Party they attend.  What a treat it is for them to visit Infineon Raceway."  

Gundlach-Bundschu Winery and its guests will again support the Christmas Party at the winery’s Holiday-Palooza Open House & Toy Drive on Saturday, Dec. 3.  Bring an unwrapped, new toy and receive a complimentary free wine tasting. The public is encouraged to attend from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  For more information, visit gunbun.com.

For more information on the Children’s Race to the Holidays Christmas Party, please contact Denise Silver at dsilver@infineonraceway.com or 707-933-3950.