This last week has been dominated by the Thomas fire, and trail of devastation it has caused. Almost 250,000 acres have been burned across Ventura county, and Santa Barbara county. The fire has affected people in many ways. People are in need, and you can help!

What items are required?

Here is the list of the type of items required; as you can see the list is long. People basic items of clothing, personal items of clothing, and basic personal sanitary items. Feel free to donate money, or other items to your choice of charities, or other organizations. We are concentrating on collecting the following items:


The type of items that people need.

How Do I Help?

Collect the NEW items from friends, family, co-workers etc.

Bring the donated items along to Tim or April-Lyn of the Ventura County Strategy Boardgamers Meetup, or Facebook Group; or Blake, Chris, or Julia of the Simi Valley Games Meetup event.

The Meetup organizers will then transport the items onwards.

Need to contact us?

Contact a Meetup group organizer, or email us at

Where are the donations going?

We will transport the donated items to the Ventura Strong Pop-Up Store, located at the Channel Islands Masonic Lodge #214 in Ventura. See the flyer below.

The Pop-up is open until December the 22nd. Please donate in a good time before that date.

Ventura Strong Popup Store Flyer
Ventura Strong Popup Store Flyer

Other Stuff

We are not a charity, so we can not give you a charity donation slip. If that is required please donate elsewhere. We are doing this because we are concerned boardgamers across Ventura county, and people are in need.

The poster for the Board Gamers Toy Drive 2017

Update – 21st December

Yesterday, I took a dozen bags full of new, and much needed, items to the Boys and Girls Club Thrift store in Ventura. The pop-up store was winding down and had passed their role onto the B&G Club store on N. Ventura Blvd.
Items donated to the Toy Drive
A dozen bags of items were collected, and donated. Many thanks.
Many thanks to all the help and the donations for the BoardGamers Toy Drive, including: Christieann, Kimberly, Sudro, Kathy G, April-Lyn, and Brian (from Game Ogre in Westlake Village).

Items donated to the Toy Drive
A dozen bags of items were collected, and donated. Many thanks.

Many thanks for all the donations.

The items included: games, toys, school supplies (binders, books, pencils, highlighters), and hygiene products (tampons, wipes, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, deodorant). All of these types of items, and more, are still required.


14th and 21st December 2017


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