All three Hopmonk Tavern locations – Sebastopol, Sonoma, and Novato – will be collecting donations of toys for the holidays from Monday through Sunday this week, Dec. 2-8. Owner Dean Biersch says he will give a $5 gift card to everyone who brings in a donation (that’s one card per person, not one card per item, however, so don’t get greedy). The two Sonoma County locations will be collecting only new, unwrapped toys. The Novato location will collect new, unwrapped toys and also donations of new child-sized clothing. No used stuff in any case, please.

The Sonoma County locations will donate the toys to Toys for Tots. The Novato location will donate the toys and clothes to The Novato Human Needs.

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– Sean Scully