NewsLocal News


Local Rabobank branches collect toys for children this holiday season

Posted at 10:04 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 01:06:34-05

Rabobank branches across Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties are serving as Toys for Tots collection centers for the third consecutive holiday season.

Community members can donate new, unwrapped toys at drop boxes through December 14. Toys for Tots volunteers will distribute the toys locally.

Parents and legal guardians can request toys on behalf of their children through the Toy for Tots’ Request a Toy application here.

Rabobank is also introducing a Letters to Santa program. The bank is paying for first-class postage for delivery to the North Pole for all letters dropped off at local branches on or before December 7. If parents or legal guardians include a return address with the writer’s name, the child will receive a response from the North Pole.

“By expanding our holiday program, we help ensure that every child in the communities we serve experiences some holiday magic,” said Julie Castle, president and chief banking officer of Rabobank, N.A. “Our employees are proud to give ‘Team Santa’ a hand by supporting Toys for Tots’ generous mission and ensuring that kids’ carefully written letters arrive at Santa’s workshop on time.”

Toys for Tots donations can be made at the following branches:
6950 El Camino Real, Atascadero
5030 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria
61 West Highway 246, Buellton
1070 Main St., Cambria
5956 Calle Real, Goleta
905 Guadalupe St., Guadalupe
828 North H St., Lompoc
2222 Bath St., Santa Barbara
3757 State St., Santa Barbara
914 Carpinteria St., Santa Barbara
1110 East Clark Ave., Santa Maria
1554 South Broadway, Santa Maria
519 East Main St., Santa Maria
720 North Broadway, Santa Maria
3600 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez
1571 Mission Dr., Solvang
1025 Las Tablas Rd., Templeton