Toy Drive with Bay Area Beer Socials

Once again we are going to leave the Mission for our December event and join my beer group.












The Bay Area Beer Socials Holiday Toy Drive, aiding disadvantaged children from San Francisco, is a special event held to help those less fortunate.


Rogue Ales Public House is our returning sponsor this year and will host an evening of giving, fun and celebration.


This year marks the 63rd Anniversary of the San Francisco Firefighter’s Toy Program, the city’s largest and the nation’s oldest program of its kind. Since 1949, the charity has evolved from a few firefighters repairing broken toys and bikes to over 300 firefighters and friends volunteering their time to distribute over 200,000 toys to more than 40,000 disadvantaged children throughout San Francisco.


Rogue is offering a great incentive when you arrive with an unwrapped toy: Bring an unwrapped toy for a boy or girl (16 and under) and receive a FREE PINT  Rogue will also serve a selection of appetizers and other hot and cold goodies. The Fire Department will be on hand with their Holiday Fire Truck, barrels and bags to collect the toys and firefighters, paramedics and other personnel to greet people during the party. This is a great way to bring in the holiday spirit by giving to those less fortunate. I hope you’ll join us.



Over the last couple years people have been showing up at our charity toy drive without a toy. When asked why the answer seems to be "you didn't say bringing a toy is mandatory" so here's me saying what I didn't think needed to be said,

Bringing a toy to our charity toy drive is mandatory!

Sorry if that seems blunt but I'm a little puzzled about how some people don't get what the event is about. If you come without a toy you will be asked to leave.

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  • Nichole M.

    Took me two hours to get home from Palo Alto tonight! Will you gys still be around?

    December 13, 2013

  • Jessica

    It's been a crazy day- getting there around 7- how long will the firefighters be there collecting toys?

    December 13, 2013

  • Julia

    Too many things going on this Friday and Saturday, I think. I'm heading to Oakland on Friday for the Kierstbier thing and plan on dropping off my toys for the event on Saturday.

    December 11, 2013

    • Tom

      Yeah, I'm super excited about a competing event was posted

      1 · December 12, 2013

  • Shannon W.

    I have to work that night or I would come. Hopefully more people will come!

    December 11, 2013

  • David George J.

    My parents are flying in that night to see me run the Walnut Creek Half Marathon. I don't think I can attend but will try!

    December 11, 2013

  • Nichole M.

    I'll probably be a little late, but am looking forward to meeting everyone.

    December 11, 2013

  • Henry

    It doesn't have to be super expensive. You can get good deals at Walgreens. Don't forget older kids need toys too.

    2 · December 11, 2013

    • Tom

      Sure, for the kids any fun toy, even a cheap one, is better than none. Most people bring things for little kids and children in the 12-16 y/o range tend to be left out.

      December 11, 2013

  • Rene

    Sure. Why not go to both? :-)

    December 9, 2013

  • David B.

    I'm not staying for drinks, but dropping of toys.

    December 8, 2013

  • Amy P.

    Can't make either for the moment, if my schedule changes sure to be there!

    December 8, 2013

  • Rene

    Sure. Why not go to both? :-)

    1 · November 18, 2013

  • Donald M.

    Has to be a toy, right? No cash donations?

    November 17, 2013

    • Tom

      No cash

      1 · November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Happy to join you and donate a toy for the cause!

    1 · November 17, 2013

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