FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2014
L.B.P.D. KICKS OFF ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE COLLECTION
The Long Beach Police Department, in partnership with the Long Beach Police Foundation, has begun collecting donations of new unwrapped toys for the annual ‘Toy Patrol’ holiday toy drive.
The ‘Toy Patrol’ delivery caravan will deliver gifts to pre-designated families on Saturday, December 20, 2014, in conjunction with the Fire Department’s ‘Spark of Love Toy Drive.’
Officers regularly come into contact with families and children who are less fortunate due to circumstances beyond their control. Police employees, with firsthand knowledge of a family in need, submit the family’s information for consideration. No outside referrals are accepted.
L.B.P.D. and the Police Foundation invite you to join us in spreading the joy of the holiday season by donating to this worthy cause. Each year, we are especially in need of toys for boys and girls ages 12 and up. Monetary donations and/or gift cards are also being accepted through the Long Beach Police Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please mail donations to LBPF, P.O. Box 15418, Long Beach, CA 90815, and mark your donation “Toy Patrol” on the memo line. For more information or to request a collection box, please call (562) 570-5299.
Collection boxes are available at the below police facilities, as well as all City of Long Beach libraries, all Farmers & Merchants bank branches in Long Beach, and in a variety of businesses throughout the City.
Police Headquarters: 400 West Broadway
East Division: 4800 Los Coyotes Diagonal
North Division: 4891 Atlantic Avenue
West Division: 1835 Santa Fe Avenue