NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – North Plainfield PBA Local #85, in its continuing effort to give back to the community, will be collecting and distributing toys and gifts to local families in need this holiday season.

“This year, we are reaching out to the schools and hoping they can provide us with individuals or families from town who are in need and can use a little help this year,” said Sabrina Romasz, president of PBA Local #85 and an officer with the North Plainfield Police Department. “We want to make Christmas a little brighter for them and their children and do as many wonderful things as we can.”

The PBA expects to have a list of individuals/families and specific items needed in the upcoming days and TAPinto North Plainfield will update this article as information is provided. Additionally, new and unwrapped toys, along with cash or gift cards, can be dropped off at police headquarters, 263 Somerset Street, at any time from now through Monday, Dec. 19.

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The North Plainfield PBA has held a toy drive for more than 10 years with the goal of making the holiday’s a joyous occasion for those who may be less fortunate. Each year, officers personally donate funds of their own pockets and use monies from fundraising efforts held throughout the year to purchase wish list items. However, in order to assist as many residents as possible, community support is needed.

Anyone who knows of a child, teenager or family from North Plainfield who may need assistance this year, can contact the North Plainfield Police Department through its non-emergency number at 908-769-2937.

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