Every year there are local charity toy drives to collect toys and gifts to distribute at Christmas to less fortunate children.
Vinci Autoroutes run collections at the Antibes péage and La Ciotat which has just finished on 01 December.
The Red Cross and Secours Populaire also collect donations that they hand out to families in the region. Secours Populaire have Green Santas each year that hand out toys, books and Christmas food parcels to families in difficulty. You can contribute by donating festive food or gifts for children – last year, over 150,000 children received a gift on behalf of the Secours Populaire.
Local company Côte d’Azur Villas are also collecting toys and games to be distributed this year.
Drop off details: Until 16 December 2016 you can donate good quality or new toys, games and books
Drop off Monday to Friday between 9am – 5.30pm
Where: At the offices of Côte d’Azur Villa Rentals, Villa 1, Villantipolis, 473 Route des Dollines 06560 Valbonne, Sophia Antipolis
About Côte d’Azur Villas:
Côte d’Azur Villas is the leading property rental agency on the French Riviera and in Provence with a portfolio of over 250 villas available for holiday and long term rentals. Based in Sophia Antipolis, the company was founded in 2003 by Greg and Marion Harris. This entrepreneurial couple have taken the business to new heights including a portfolio of international villa rentals and team members based throughout the region.