BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Cruisers Car Club, a nonprofit organization, will host its annual Toy Drive event this Friday, December 13, 6-9PM at Old Canal Inn in Nutley. The cover charge is $5 pp and an unwrapped toy valued about $15.


The Cruisers' event helps the Bloomfield Police Department annual tradition of assisting families with holiday gifts. The goal is to fill a vintage 1975 Checker Taxi and 1938 Plymouth Roadmaster.

Essex  County Freeholder and Bloomfield Cruisers' President Carlos Pomares said, "We try to help Santa and our friends at the Bloomfield Police Department by reaching an extended network of people in the classic car community. In addition, the cover charge helps us boost our annual scholarship fund for a deserving Bloomfield High School student attending Universal Technical Institute. This is our third year holding the toy drive and we look forward to our third scholarship at the end of this school year."

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Public Safety Directo Sam Demaio stated, "The Bloomfield Police Department is grateful to the Bloomfield Cruisers and their partners for their annual effort to support our toy drive which helps up to 300 families in our community."

Universal Technical Institute, which opened its campus in 2017, is also encouraging its automotive and truck technician students to participate in the drive.  “We always enjoy and are proud to be working with the great town of Bloomfield. They have been incredibly welcoming and supportive of us since day one, so we are more than happy to give back in support of the Police Department's effort to help up to 300 families. We are honored to be part of such a caring community" said Steve McElfresh, UTI's Bloomfield President. 

The event includes a performance by the band, Pink Slip Daddy. 

No classic cars needed, nor is ownership of a classic car required