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Police, Marines Gather at Toys For Tots Event this Weekend in Prince George's County

PGPD said more than 30,000 tots will be given out this weekend.

The county police department's community services division and members of the United States Marine Corps Reserves will host the “Toys for Tots” program this weekend in Prince George’s County.

The “Toys for Tots” program collects new, unwrapped toys and gives them out as Christmas gifts to children in need during the holiday season. More than 30,000 toys will be distributed this weekend, a PGPD press release stated.

The collection will be held at county police headquarters on Barlowe Road. Hours are:

  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday

Barry L. Stanton, deputy chief administrative officer for public safety and Chief of Police will be on hand Saturday morning to help distribute toys to participating families.

madygirl December 19, 2011 at 07:55 PM
It is amazing that many of folks picking up the FREE toys drove Hummer's, Mercedes, Lexus, etc. One lady even walked up to receive her toys while typing on her iPad. Really!!! Like many other issues in PG County, the Toys for Tots distribution should be looked into to ensure the toys are going to the families most deserving and needed.
Joe December 19, 2011 at 08:50 PM
No good deed goes unpunished! Where do I pick up my free toys? While I'm at it, I'll go buy some things on layaway, and hope that a layaway santa will pay the tab for me! (In all seriousness, if I ever make enough money where I feel I can afford to donate some, I'll do it directly so I can see it go to people who need it, not give it to a middle-man!)

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