Bikes and toys donated during a previous toy drive

Bikes and toys donated during a previous toy drive

The Auburn Public Safety Department has kicked off the 2019 Auburn Toy Drive campaign this week.

The program is designed to assist families in the Auburn community by providing Christmas gifts to needy children ages 2 through 8. Anyone wishing to register a child to receive a gift can do so now at the Auburn Police Division, which is located at 141 N. Ross St.

Registration will continue each Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m., with the last day to register being Oct. 30. To participate in the program and receive assistance, a parent or legal guardian must provide their picture ID, the child’s social security card and birth certificate, as well as 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 an unwrapped gift at any Auburn Fire Division Station or either Auburn Police Division precinct between Oct. 1 and Dec. 6.

Thanks to the generosity of Life Storage, two remote drop locations have been established at the company's stores, which are located at 1231 Gatewood Drive and 2020 S. College St.

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; 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; however, any purchased gift is appreciated.

Questions regarding the Auburn Toy Drive campaign may be directed to Debra Hoyett at the Auburn Police Division by calling 501-3117.

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