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CSPD kicks-off 32nd annual toy drive

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Posted at 1:49 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 15:52:06-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Police Department is teaming up with Christmas Unlimited and Toys for Tots to ensure no family is left without holiday gifts.

CSPD Cadets have placed toy drive donation boxes at each police station and the police operations center. They are accepting donations of new, unwrapped gifts for kids and teens until December 18.

Below are the suggested items for donation. All gifts must be new and unwrapped.

Kids
Toys
Books
Games
Hats, Socks, Gloves, Scarves
Clothes
Blankets
Sports Equipment
Journals
Gift Cards

Teens
Sporting Equipment
Art Supplies
Games
Gift Cards
Jewelry
Makeup
Hats, Socks, Gloves, Scarves
Clothing

In addition to helping collect toys, the cadets will collaborate with Santa to deliver the gifts to local families.

“We are very appreciative for these partnerships to help better serve our community during the holiday season,” says Colorado Springs Police Department Chief Vince Niski. Adding, “We are extremely thankful for our community who continues to show up year after year to make this toy drive possible. We’re excited to be a part of this amazing program again this year.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all toys will be held for 72 hours before any sorting and distribution.

If anyone would like to nominate a family, Christmas Unlimited accepts nominations through their website. CSPD officers, through their daily work routine, will identify and nominate families who may not have the resources to provide gifts for their children.

To find a donation location nearest you, or to sign up your location to host a donation box, click here.