As a way to stay active in our local communities by giving back and providing service opportunities for our employees, we’re continuing our tradition of a holiday toy drive! Calsense is collecting new and unopened toys (no stuffed animals please) for Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego for the 17th Annual AJ’s Kids Crane, which is the city’s largest toy drive. Rady Children’s is the largest children’s hospital in California, and the only hospital in San Diego dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare.

Since 2001, AJ has been eating, sleeping and living 30-feet aloft in the Ikea Mission Valley parking lot while waiting for donations to roll in during the four-day toy drive. But it’s much more than a toy drive. Each day of AJ’s Kids Crane offers fun events for the whole family to enjoy, including cosplay and ticket giveaways! Admission to the Crane is a donation of one, new, unused toy per person.

We have a box located in the front lobby of our Carlsbad office and would love for people to drop off toys to donate. Even if you don’t donate, please let your friends and family know. You can even post it on your personal social media to gain more attention. People are welcome to drop off donations here or take them down to the Kids Crane themselves. The event will take place November 2-5. (Event links below)

Please ensure donations are dropped off by the end of business day on Friday, November 2nd , as we’ll likely drive them down to the event on Monday, November 5th.


Visit the AJ’s Kids Crane site for more information including a schedule of events and Rady Children’s Hospital’s toy wish list. For a walk-though of the impact your donations bring to the children’s hospital, watch this video.

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