DRACUT — Chief of Police Peter Bartlett and Fire Chief Richard Patterson are pleased to announce the Dracut Police Department and Dracut Fire Department are teaming up to collect toys for children in need this holiday season.
Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Dracut Police Department, 110 Loon Hill Road
The Dracut Police Department and Dracut Fire Department are joining forces this holiday season to collect new, unwrapped toys for children in need that will be donated to Toys for Local Children, a local charity Dracut Firefighters have worked with for over 15 years.
This year both departments will host an event at the Dracut Police Station in an effort to fill a police cruiser with donated toys.
“I encourage everyone who is able to help spread holiday cheer this season by donating a new and unwrapped toy and stopping by to get to know some of the police officers and firefighters who are proud to be a part of our community,” said Chief Bartlett. “Our community has been through a lot in the past two years, but our holiday spirit hasn’t dimmed.”
Toys for Local Children is a Somerville-based non-profit organization that distributes toys to children in Middlesex and Essex counties. Some of the toys will be retained by Dracut firefighters for distribution to children in Dracut who are in need and children whose families have experienced losses due to fires.
“Every child deserves to have a merry Christmas, and I’m proud of the work that Dracut firefighters do to help further that goal each year,” said Chief Patterson. “Please join us as we seek to spread holiday spirit to everyone in our community.”
To learn more about Toys for Local Children, click here.