DUBLIN -- The city and Alameda County firefighters are collecting donations for their annual toy drive to provide Christmas gifts to needy children.

Donations of unwrapped gifts, cash, checks or gift cards will be accepted through Dec. 24 at any Dublin fire station, City Hall at 100 Civic Plaza and the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd.

The Dublin Holiday Toy Drive supplements toy collection efforts by the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots, Tri-Valley YMCA, Tri-Valley Haven and Shepherd's Gate in Livermore.

Contact Denis Cuff at 925-943-8267. Follow him at Twitter.com/deniscuff