HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police Department and Police Benevolent Association (PBA) Local 66 are teaming up with Toys for Tots to make this holiday season special by recognizing that "every child deserves a toy." The police department recently announced that they will be an official Toys for Tots Donation location at 1270 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road in Hamilton.
The donation drive accepts new, unwrapped toys for children ages four through 12 to be given to local children in need. Toys will be accepted by the Hamilton Police until December 2.
According to the Toys for Tots website, distribution will begin on December 1 and will be completed by December 23.
The Toys for Tots program is undertaken every year between October and November by the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve to collect and distribute new, unwrapped toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children within local communities.
The program's goal is "to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future."
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