San Mateo, CA - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo/Redwood City) and a group of Speier Corps volunteers will assemble and package holiday gifts at the San Mateo County Human Services Agency’s Children’s Fund Holiday Toy and Clothing Drive at 550 Quarry Rd., San Carlos on Tuesday, December 17, 12-5 p.m., and Thursday, December19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Children’s Fund was started in 1973 by social workers to support foster and low-income children. Last year it provided gifts for 3,822 children.

“These children would go without presents during the holiday season if it wasn’t for the Children’s Fund,” Speier said. “The hard work of the people from the Human Services Agency and the generosity of local companies and residents are bringing some cheer to families in need.”

This is the third year Speier’s office is participating in the toy drive.