For the 19th consecutive year, race fans and community members can help spread holiday cheer to Sonoma Valley children by donating toys to Sonoma Raceway’s High-Powered Toy Drive.

All toys collected during the toy drive, which runs through Dec. 12, will be distributed to Sonoma Valley youth-serving organizations, including La Luz and El Verano Family Resource Center. 

Although the raceway will not be able to carry the tradition of distributing toys at its annual Children’s Christmas Party due to COVID-19 precautions, toys will be delivered to families in need in time for Christmas.

“We are excited to continue this special effort to reach children in our community,” said Jill Gregory, EVP and GM at Sonoma Raceway. “The need in the Sonoma area is still great, and we encourage everyone to donate so we can all make the holidays brighter for these deserving children.” 

Unwrapped, new toys for newborns through children 12-years-old can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Sonoma Raceway, 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, 800-870-RACE, Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sonoma Valley Fire Department, 630 Second Street West, Sonoma, 707-996-2102, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Glen Ellen Fire Department, 13445 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
  • Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue Authority Station No. 3, 1 Ague Caliente RD W, Sonoma, (707) 966-1190 
  • Sonoma Valley Fire Station No. 2, 877 Center Street, El Verano, CA 95476

Monetary contributions are also welcome, and will be put towards purchasing new toys for the drive. Checks or cash can be delivered or mailed to Chelsea Lazzari, 29355 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476.