The Season for Giving: USMC, MSP Kick Off Toys for Tots Campaign
Those wishing to donate new, non-violent, unwrapped toys for boys and girls ranging in age from newborn to 18 years may drop the toys off at any Massachusetts State Police barracks. Donors may also choose to send monetary donations to: Massachusetts State Police, Toys for Tots Coordinator, 124 Acton Street, Maynard MA 01754. All checks shall be made out to "Toys for Tots."
Last year, the Massachusetts State Police collected approximately 42,000 toys while also collecting more than $4,000 in donations. The toys were provided to area charities. The money was also provided to charities to assist with toy purchases and holiday meals for families served by those organizations. Once again, difficult economic conditions leave many families in need of assistance this holiday season.
Toy donations in 2009 were down approximately 30 percent from 2008, while financial donations fell almost 50 percent in the same time period. Now, more than ever, the Toys for Tots program needs the assistance of those who can help provide support to families that will otherwise go without this holiday season.
The Massachusetts State Police are grateful to the public and the media for their support of the Toys for Tots program over the last quarter century, and offer thanks in advance for continued support this year.