Tulsa Police Collecting Toys For Less Fortunate Children
By Jennifer Cope
Tulsa Police are collecting toys for the city's neediest children this season.Starting Monday, they are taking new, unwrapped toys at the Riverside Division. That's located at 7515 S. Riverside Drive. They are taking donations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.Officers will deliver the toys before Christmas, so they will stop taking donations December 17th.Officers say this toy drive is a big deal for local children. "I know a lot of other people do toy drives, a lot of other agencies, but this is one particularly touching for us. The officers are actually out there and they see the children, they see them in the homes they live in, they see they don't have anything under their Christmas tree for them, they see the look on these kids' faces, and that's the impact for us," says Maj. Jonathan Brooks.This is the fourth year for the toy drive. It started when patrol officers submitted names of children they found in needy situations. It's grown ever since. The Crime Prevention Network is partnering with the officers to help coordinate the growing effort.If you would like to donate but cannot drop off a toy, or if you would like to submit the name of a needy child, just call 918-585-5209.
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