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Santa's Toy Donation & Delivery to Begin this Week

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The Jaycees and Cranford Fire Department personally deliver the gifts to each participating home. Credits: Cranford Jaycees
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(L to R): Fireman Brian Ingraham, Joe Baldoni, Yusef Mufti, Brian Wing, Mark Nester, Dr. Chris Lenza, Mike Bond, Ed Campbell, Matt Del Re and Tim Goodwin Credits: Cranford Jaycees
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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Jaycees will launch their annual Santa’s Toy Donation & Delivery this week in conjunction with the Cranford Police Department and Cranford Fire Department.

Parents or guardians can deliver a wrapped gift for their child, along with an unwrapped children’s gift for Toys for Tots, to the Cranford Firehouse between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6 or between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.

The gifts will be delivered to their homes on Friday, Dec. 15 between 5:45 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. or on Sunday, Dec. 17 between 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Santa will deliver the gifts personally on a Cranford Fire Truck.

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“We think the best part is the joyful surprise that the kids let out when Santa shows up on their doorsteps,” Cameron Andre and Mike Bond of the Cranford Jaycees said. “That part will never get old.  We also like to see the excitement it generates among Cranford parents, and the appreciation it garners for the CFD and CPD. And the hundreds of donated gifts that we get to divvy out to a number of worthy local groups? That part's pretty nice too.”

According to the Jaycees, the event was started by the Cranford Police Department and Cranford Fire Department about 15 years ago. Since 2011, the organization has partnered with the fire department to coordinate the intake, along with the support of Cranford police.

“The Cranford Jaycees really appreciate the support of the Cranford Fire and Police Departments in executing this event,” Andre and Bond said. “It could not be done without them.  Furthermore, we're very proud that we get to give back to a town that throws so much enthusiasm behind this event, as well as everything else we do throughout the year.”

The Jaycees ask that the child’s name and address be clearly printed on the wrapped gift at the time of delivery. Additionally, they request that all experiences and photos be shared with the hashtag #CranfordSantas2017.

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