Coral Springs police want to bring holiday cheer to children who would otherwise not have toys this Christmas.
The Coral Springs Police Department is collecting unwrapped, new toys for children less fortunate in our community. The toy drive will be held from November 14 through December 20.
The City’s police officers are encouraging the community to donate a toy this holiday season. Suggested toys include sport-themed items, action figures, Legos, baby dolls, Play-Doh, toy cars, and board games. Please, no stuffed animals or used toys. They are accepting items for newborns all the way up to 18 years of age.
Drop off locations are
- Police Department Lobby – 2801 Coral Springs Drive
- City Hall – 9500 West Sample Road
- Gyroville – 1750 North University Drive; Suite 110
- Wing Plus Sample Road – 9880 West Sample Road
- Let’s Chill Homemade Ice Cream – 9739 W Sample Rd
The City of Coral Springs has been participating in the Toy Drive for 8 years since 2014. The toys will be distributed to children that have been identified as having a need. They are identified by their School Resource Officers, road patrol officers that come in contact with families, and Detectives from the SVU. The toys will be distributed from December 20th through December 24th. The officers will take the toys and deliver them to their homes.
“The goal of this event is to give back to those less fortunate in the community that the police officers serve. We appreciate the support of our residents and business owners this holiday season,” said Monica Vargas, Community Involvement Liaison for the Coral Springs Police Department.
The Police Department coordinated an Angel Tree toy delivery for under-served families for more than 20 years. The items for Angel Tree were purchased by City employees and reached about 50 families each year. To increase the number of families they could assist in the community, the Coral Springs Police Department turned to the community to organize an annual Toy Drive in 2014. As a result, they have had tremendous success in making the holidays brighter for hundreds of families in Coral Springs.
The toy drive brings together local youth and the City’s police officers.
“Oftentimes the youth have this image that the officers are there only during bad or difficult times, this gives an opportunity for youth to see that there are positive interactions with the youth as well and that we really do care,” said Vargas.