Auburn PD kicks off 2016 Christmas toy drive

(CBS San Francisco)

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn’s Department of Public Safety kicks off its annual toy drive Tuesday.

The program is designed to assist families in the Auburn community by providing Christmas gifts to needy children ages two through eight, according to a release by the department.

Anyone wishing to register a child to receive a gift can do so beginning Tuesday at the Auburn Police Division at 141 North Ross Street. Registration will then be each Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The last day to register will be November 9th.

To receive assistance, a parent or legal guardian must provide their picture ID, the child’s social security card and birth certificate, and two of the three following items:

  • A current light bill
  • Water bill
  • Lease/Rental Agreement

Anyone wishing to donate to the 2016 Auburn Toy Drive can drop off a gift at any Auburn Fire Division station or the Auburn Police Division.

The department’s press release thanks to the generosity of Uncle Bob’s Self Storage, two remote drop points have also been set up at their stores at 1231 Gatewood Drive and 2020 South College Street.

Anyone buying an donation a gift can leave it unwrapped and drop it off at one of the listed locations. Community members are advised money donations cannot be accepted.

Gift delivery is scheduled during the week before Christmas.

Questions regarding the Auburn Toy Drive can be directed to Debra Hoyett at the Auburn Police Division at 334-501-3129

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