Burlington County Sheriff’s Department accepting donations for Toy Drive

Drop-off locations include municipal buildings and police departments, county government buildings, and private businesses.

Burlington County Sheriff Jean Stanfield announced that the Sheriff Department’s 22nd annual Toy Drive is officially underway. Residents and businesses can donate toys for children in need at any of the 49 drop-off locations throughout the county until Dec. 17.

“It has been a privilege of mine to host this annual toy drive for the past 22 years,” Sheriff Jean Stanfield said. “We always receive a wonderful response to the drive. Last year, approximately 1,500 toys were collected.”

After the drive, sheriff’s officers will gather up the bins, and return them to the County Complex. From there, human service agencies will work with the sheriff’s department to distribute the donations to local children. Agencies include the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, Oaks Integrated Care, Catholic Charities, Christian Caring Center, Providence House, Sisterhood in Burlington City, Servicios Latinos, Foster and Adoptive Family Services and House of God in Delran.

“The holidays are a special time for everyone and through the generosity of all of our volunteers and the community, we can make it a joyous time for those less fortunate,” concluded Stanfield. “It has been incredible to witness the county come together year after year and make this all possible.”

Drop-off locations include municipal buildings and police departments, county government buildings, and private businesses.