FAIRFIELD — The Riley family of Fairfield will have its third Riley 100 Challenge to collect at least 100 gifts for underprivileged children and teenagers in the Bay Area through EMQ FamiliesFirst.
The Rileys will host an event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Jump Highway, an indoor trampoline sports arena at 455 Lopes Road, which offers activities such as dodge ball, dunking contests and freestyle jumping. Anyone who brings a gift will get half off the cost to jump, according to a press release from the family.
A wish list includes unwrapped toys for boys and girls, gift cards for $10 or more, toiletry bags filled with essentials and cash donations.
This family tradition started when 9-year-old Devon Riley saw that foster children don’t always have a good Christmas and wanted to collect toys for them to make their holidays brighter. The toys were distributed through the Campbell-based nonprofit EMQ FamiliesFirst, which provides foster care, adoption services and other children-based programs.
The idea quickly evolved into a toy drive that would include not only Devon, but older brother Khalil Riley, 17, and 6-year-old Nia Riley.
For more information, contact the Riley family at Theriley100@yahoo.com or “like” them on Facebook at Riley 100 Challenge.
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