AUBURN, AL - The Auburn Department of Public Safety will kickoff the 2010 Toys for Tots drive October 5. The program is designed to assist families in the Auburn community by providing Christmas gifts to needy children ages one through ten.
Anyone wishing to register a child to receive a gift can do so beginning October 5 at the Auburn Police Division on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
To be eligible a parent or legal guardian must provide their picture ID, the child's social security card or birth certificate, and two of the following three: current light bill; water bill; or lease agreement.
The last day to register a child is November 30.
Anyone wishing to donate to Toys for Tots can drop off a gift at any Auburn Fire Division station or the Auburn Police Division.
Thanks to the generosity of Uncle Bob's Self-Storage two remote drop off points have also been established at their stores located at 1231 Gatewood Drive and 2020 South College Street.
The gifts must be new but do not need to be wrapped.
Helpers will place the gifts into age appropriate categories before delivery which is scheduled during the week before Christmas.
During these tough economic times all donations are extremely important. Remember, no gift is too small.
Questions regarding the Toys for Tots drive can be directed to Debra Hoyett at the Auburn Police Division at 501-3129.