To support our local community this year, the Redlands Airport Association is once again hosting a charity toy drive to benefit The Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps. The Salvation Army has been helping families with holiday needs since 1891. The toys collected will go to kids in the local area. Our friends at the Salvation Army are extremely excited to have our help.
The 2023 Toy Drive Will Begin Soon!
We will be collecting toys at convenient locations in the local community beginning November 1st and continuing through December 2nd at multiple businesses and City of Redlands facilities. We will be updating this web page with the locations of entities that have volunteered to host a toy collection box. Please check back soon!
Help us Stuff a Plane 12-2-23 at Redlands Airport
We will conclude our toy drive with a bang at the lobby of the Redlands Airport on December 2nd from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. The airport lobby is located at 1745 Sessums Drive in Redlands.
Last year we had a very successful event. we collected many toys and all that attended had fun and learned about aviation. Here is a link to photos from our 2022 event:
Redlands EAA Chapter 845 will be holding a Young Eagles event that day starting at 9:00 am. Kids 8-17 can experience an aircraft ride at no cost and learn about aviation. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is from 9-10am. For more information contact: Beverly 909-771-3279 or Rick 909-223-0266
Santa Claus will be flying in to say hi to the kids as well.
In the spirit of giving we will once again be hosting a LifeStream Blood Drive. Consider donating as their is a severe shortage of blood. You may save a life! The bloodmobile will be onsite between 10am -2:30 pm. Walk-in’s are welcome but appointments are highly recommended.
The RAA will be cooking up a barbeque lunch starting at 11 am and going until 2.
Pilots from local airports are welcome to fly-in, show off their plane and donate a toy. The event is open to families and members of the local community. Come on out and enjoy the fun! Please bring a new unwrapped toy and support this wonderful campaign.