Pay It Forward: Ardmore Police Reserves’ Toy Drive

(WHNT) – This week’s Pay It Forward features the Ardmore Police Reserves’ Toy Drive.

Police Chief David Whitt says “We’re doing a toy drive to gather toys for less fortunate kids at Christmas time,” said Ardmore Police Chief David Whitt.  “It’s a big toy drive we try to do every year.  Our reserves just try to make Christmas a little better for some kids.”

It’s a monumental task for the Ardmore Police Department because of the economy.  Last year, the department helped provide Christmas for 200 children, but this year the need is even greater.  That’s why Chief Whitt is asking folks to consider buying one extra toy and donate it.

“You know, to us it may not seem much, just one toy, but for one of those children out there, that could mean everything to them as far as Christmas,” said Chief Whitt.

Here’s how you can help.  This Saturday, December 8, there will be a police car in front of the Ardmore Police Department on Main Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for anyone who would like to drop off toys for kids. The goal is to fill the patrol car with toys. Also, toys can be dropped any time through December 15 at the police department or many of the local businesses in Ardmore. Cash donations are also being accepted in order to buy clothes for kids who need them.

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