EDISON, NJ - “The Grinch” is leaving Whoville to help the Edison Police Department collect “Toys for Tots” for a third straight year, making appearances throughout the sprawling township starting on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

“The Grinch knows that Christmas doesn’t come from a store; Christmas means quite a bit more. And, I am proud The Grinch is helping our police officers make this holiday season brighter for so many children,” said Police Chief Thomas Bryan. “This is what community policing and the holiday season is all about.”

Police are asking generous residents and families to donate new, store-bought or homemade, unwrapped gifts for the U.S. Marine Corps annual “Toys For Tots’” drive. The Grinch has been helping the Edison police with its annual drive since 2017.

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Edison families and children can meet and greet The Grinch and his police entourage:

Wednesday, Dec. 4: 6–6:30 pm at Woodbrook Elementary School
Wednesday, Dec. 4: 7–8:30 pm at the Edison Memorial Tower Tree Lighting, Christie Street
Thursday, Dec. 5: 6–7:00 pm at the Tano Mall parking area, Amboy Avenue.
Thursday, Dec. 5: 7:15–8:45 pm at Monroe Elementary School
Friday, Dec.6: 6–7 pm at Martin Luther King Elementary School
Friday, Dec.6: 7:15–8:15 pm at James Madison Elementary School
Friday, Dec.6: 8:30–9 pm at North Edison Baseball & Softball Complex, Maryland Ave.
Saturday, Dec 7: 10–11 am at Lindeneau Elementary School
Saturday, Dec 7: 11:30–12:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary School
Saturday, Dec 7: 12:45–1:30 pm at McDonald’s, Route 1 & Prince Street
Saturday, Dec 7: 2–4 pm at Edison Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting, Amboy Avenue
Saturday, Dec 7: 4:30–5:30 pm at Washington Elementary School
Saturday, Dec 7: 7–8 pm at John Marshall Elementary School

For more information, please visit the Edison Police Dept. on Facebook, Twitter or contact community resource Officer Keith Jackson at (732) 248-6462 or kjackson@edisonpd.org