ABOUT US

Sacramento Sheriff's Toy Project functions as the charitable arm of the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department wherein participants of the Sheriff’s Work Project spend their court-ordered jail sentence making toys, furniture, refurbishing computers and donated bicycles. We are a local outreach program between the Sheriff’s Department and our community, providing significant relief to an overcrowded jail system, which reduces costs for the citizens of Sacramento County and provides relief for those less fortunate and in crisis.

Sheriff’s Toy Project is a year-round Program supporting the less fortunate children and families in the Sacramento area. We support area schools with; after-school programs, school supplies, computers, clothing, shoes, jackets, bikes for transportation, summer kid’s camps and support scholarships for college-bound students.

The Sheriff’s Toy Project provides less fortunate children in our community with gifts, bicycles, computers, clothing and food boxes for more than 7,500 families during the Holiday Seasons. In addition to our annual holiday toy and food give-away, the Sheriff’s Toy Project helps fund the Santa Claus Project where Sheriff’s Deputies distribute stockings and gifts each Christmas Eve to the homeless and to children in area hospitals undergoing chemotherapy or suffering from other illnesses. Toy Project also provides emergency relief and special request items throughout the year for families in crisis. Financial assistance also helps with basic necessities for people who struggle with emotional and employment problems.

Referrals for recipient families come through our Sheriff’s Service Centers, Sheriff’s Deputies, Detectives, Probation Officers, Social Service Agencies, Schools and other local non-profit organizations we partner with. Toy Project also accepts vehicle donations year-round. Though we emphasize the winter holiday season, we also fill special requests throughout the year from individuals and families in need. Please call our facility for more details.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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LeeAnneDra Marchese

President
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Jennifer Contreras

Board Member
Lelia Serranzana

Lelia Serranzana

Board Member
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Robert Magee

Sergeant of Arms
Jason Jacoby

Jason Jacoby

Board Member
Rose Tarver

Rose Tarver

Board Member
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Dejon Hart

Treasurer
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Cindy Garcia

Board Member
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Chris Dargan

Board Member
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Cornelius Dutton

Board Member
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Anna Vo

Board Member
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Rodney Grassmann

Board Member
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Judy Mason

Board Member

OUR HISTORY

  • Dec 1, 2003

    The first Computer Drive took place with partners, Two Men & A Truck.

  • Dec 1, 2003

    The Toy Project's first fundraiser took place aboard the Delta King riverboat, raising $15,000.

  • Dec 1, 2003

    The exciting, Fill the Pool, Toy Drive - took place during Christmas at the Sunrise Mall.

  • Dec 1, 2003

    The first Toy Drive took place at the Sunrise Mall.

  • Dec 1, 2003

    Our first radio sponsorship for a Christmas promotion with the radio station, KNCI.

  • Dec 1, 2003

    The Santa S.W.A.T. was created for special Christmas deliveries.

  • Dec 2, 2003

    The Toy Project receives recognition for "Outstanding Work of Donation" by the Sacramento Board of Supervisors. Since 1984, the program has distributed over 5,300 bicycles and 60,000 gifts have been distributed to the areas less fortunate families and children.

  • Dec 2, 2003

    A major private donation of $10,000 was awarded by the Bruce VerHouven Foundation.

  • Apr 30, 2003

    A major private donation of $5,000 was awarded by the organization, Guns & Hoses.

  • Mar 1, 2003

    The first civilian is elected to the Board as Treasurer.

  • Aug 12, 2002

    The Sheriff's Toy Project officially achieves the 501c3 non-profit status.

  • Dec 1, 1984

    Publicity begins to spread the news of the Sheriff's Toy Project. News of toys being made by the hands of inmates would bring smiles to countless children in the Sacramento area.

  • Jan 1, 1984

    The Toy Project was started by Peggy Jellison.

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