Auburn PD to kick off annual Toy Drive for children in need

Auburn PD to kick off annual Toy Drive for children in need

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - The Auburn Department of Public Safety will kick off the 2016 Auburn Toy Drive on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The program is designed to assist families in the Auburn community by providing Christmas gifts to children in need between ages two through eight.

Anyone wishing to register a child to receive a gift can do so beginning Oct. 4 at the Auburn Police Division at 141 North Ross Street.

Registration will then be each Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The last day to register will be Wednesday, Nov. 9.

To receive assistance a parent or legal guardian must provide their picture ID, the child's social security card and birth certificate, and two of the three following items; a current light bill, water bill or lease / rental agreement.

Anyone wishing to donate to the Auburn Toy Drive 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 points have also been established at their stores located at 1231 Gatewood Drive and 2020 South College Street.

Individuals purchasing a gift to be donated can leave it unwrapped and drop it off at one of the listed locations.

Helpers will sort the gifts into age-appropriate categories, and delivery is scheduled during the week before Christmas.

During this holiday season please remember those who may be less fortunate.  All donations are extremely important.

As always, be reminded that no monetary donations can be accepted, but any purchased gift is appreciated.

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