CHELMSFORD — Due to expected inclement weather Saturday, the Chelmsford Police Department is postponing its Fill-A-Cruiser toy drive to Sunday, Dec. 6.
Those who were planning to make a donation but cannot attend the rescheduled event may still donate a toy by dropping it off at the Toys For Tots box in the police station lobby, 2 Olde North Road.
Sunday, Dec. 6, starting at 9 a.m.
Walmart, 66 Parkhurst Road
The Chelmsford Police Department invites the community to fill one of its cruisers with gifts to benefit Toys for Tots, and provide kids in need with gifts of their own this holiday season.
Residents are asked to contribute new, unwrapped toys for children ages infant to 16. This year, the department hopes to collect and donate at least 3,000 toys.
This is the eighth year that the department has taken part in the event. It has been organized each year by Sgt. Stephen Fredericks. Approximately 3,000 toys were collected at last year’s drive.
Residents should wear a mask or face covering and practice social distancing when dropping off their items to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Toys for Tots was founded by the U.S. Marine Corps in 1947 to donate toys to kids who are less fortunate during the holiday season. For more information on the Toys for Tots program, visit the foundation’s website.