FREMONT -- A firefighters labor union is inviting the public to donate toys for families in need this holiday season.

A toy drive sponsored by Fremont Firefighters Local 1689 is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

The event will be held at Toys R Us at 43756 Christy St. in the Pacific Commons shopping center in Fremont.

The firefighters say they will give all donated toys to Tri-City Volunteers, a Fremont-based nonprofit that works to eliminate hunger and poverty for southern Alameda County families. Contact Chris De Benedetti at 510-353-7011. Follow him at Twitter.com/cdebenedetti.