SUMMIT, NJ - The annual "Toys for Tots" toy drive, which collects new and unwrapped toys that will be then distributed to less fortunate children throughout Union County, has begun and will continue through December 15. Once again, the Summit Policemen’s Benevolent Association #55 (PBA) and the Summit Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association #54 (FMBA) have partnered with the United States Marine Corps Reserve on the program.

 In 2016, the Toys for Tots program collected and distributed 18 million toys to seven million children in the U.S., the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. A number of donation boxes will be located at several spots throughout the Hilltop City, including:

  • Summit Police Department headquarters , 512 Springfield Avenue

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  • Summit Fire Department headquarters, 396 Broad Street

  • Summit Post Office, 61 Maple Street

  • Starbucks, 2 Beechwood Road

  • Lakeland Bank. 510 Morris Avenue

  • Peapack-Gladstone Bank, 48 Deforest Avenue

  • Wells Fargo Bank, 1 Maple Street

For more information about the Toys for Tots Foundation, visit toysfortots.org or contact Summit Police Lieutenant Rick Proctor at 908-522-3603.