Burlington County Sheriff’s toy drive underway
Burlington County Sheriff Jean E. Stanfield’s 19th annual toy drive is officially underway. Residents and businesses can donate toys for children of families in need at any of more than 50 drop-offs located throughout the county.
Stanfield said that the collection would continue until Dec. 19, when sheriff’s officers will gather up the bins and return them to the county complex. The toys will then get a safety check before being distributed to families with the help of the Burlington County Human Services Department.
“We always receive a wonderful response to the toy drive each year,” Stanfield said. “The holiday season brings out the best of people in Burlington County, and it enables us all to put a smile on the face of a child who might otherwise go without.”
Last year, the department collected approximately 1,000 toys. The sheriff said she is optimistic that it will exceed that number this holiday season.
Drop-off locations include municipal buildings and police departments, county government buildings, and private businesses.
Local drop-offs include:
Tabernacle Elementary School: 132 New Road, Tabernacle
Tabernacle Twp. Municipal: 163 Carranza Road, Tabernacle
Nixon’s General Store: 540 Chatsworth Road, Tabernacle
Vincentown Post Office: 1813 Route 206, Southampton
Shamong Twp. Municipal: 105 Willow Grove Road, Shamong
Southampton Post Office: Route 206, Southampton
Southampton Twp. Municipal: 5 Retreat Road Southampton