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Williamsburg Police, Fire Departments kick off holiday toy drive to help families get gifts for kids

Posted at 7:51 PM, Nov 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-27 19:51:27-05

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Employees of the Williamsburg Police and Fire Departments and the city's Human Services division kicked off their annual toy drive Friday.

They're asking for donations of unwrapped toys or a monetary donation.

The effort is to help make sure local families in need can provide Christmas gifts for their children during this challenging holiday season.

“This is our fifth annual stuff the trailer toy drive. We're here in partnership with Human Services and other departments. We're here collecting new, unwrapped toys for the younger kids and cash donations for the older kids to help us buy items on their wish lists,” said Aundrea Holiday, Community Engagement officer for the Williamsburg Police Department.

City employees and volunteers will be at the Marshalls on Richmond Road from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, November 28.

Related: James City Co. Police to host 'Stuff the Cruiser' holiday toy drive on December 5

They're also accepting donations at the William and Mary bookstore on Duke of Gloucester Street and will plan to open more donation spots next weekend, too.