The Chatham Township Police Department have once again announced their annual Holiday Toy Drive to benefit childrens centers in local area hospitals and for victims of Hurricane Sandy in southern New Jersey.
Scott Herchick, the president of Chatham Township PBA No. 170, said in past years the PBA has donated toys to Mountainside Hospital, Morristown Memorial Hospital and Overlook Hospital. This year they hope to collect enough toys to also give to families in the state affected by Hurricane Sandy.
"There are some contacts we have with different police and fire departments down there," Herchick said. "They'll actually assist us with getting stuff to the families."
The Noe Pond Club already held a toy drive recently and collected over 70 toys for the PBA's drive, from Barbie dolls and board games.
Any other residents who wish to donate toys can bring unwrapped toys or gifts to the Chatham Township Police Department along Southern Boulevard between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, now through Monday, Dec. 17.
The drive has been a great success in past years.
"On behalf of all of our members, thank you for your generous contribution to our organization. We very much appreciate it," Herchick said.