Sage Canyon kicks off the giving season with carnival supporting Toys for Tots

Sage Canyon students enjoy a petting zoo at the school carnival.
(Adriana Bade)

From Oct. 30 through Nov. 4, the Sage Canyon Elementary School PTA held a toy drive benefiting Toys for Tots. The Marine Corps Reserve will distribute toys to children in need this holiday season.

The week-long drive began with a Halloween festival on Oct. 30 where families were treated to a petting zoo and carnival games—all attendees were encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy as a suggested donation. The event had a tremendous turnout and approximately 60 volunteers helped staff at the event including Del Mar Mesa Boy Scouts of America Troop 713.

Sage Canyon PTA President Marni Nagle, Principal Maria Parker and event organizer Adriana Bade.
(Copyright Adriana Bade)

The Toys for Tots drive was the school’s first charity event of the school year and families generously donated over 160 items.

“Sage Canyon Elementary always does a fantastic job supporting communities in need,” event organizer Adriana Bade said. “We will continue our community outreach efforts next month with the San Diego Food Bank.”

Volunteers from the Del Mar Mesa BSA Troop 713.
(Adriana Bade)
Parent volunteers Ryan Trim and Matt Zierhut.
(Adriana Bade)

To get involved with San Diego County’s Toys for Tots, visit