Naugatuck Police Once Again Holding Toy Drive

The toys will be given to hundreds of local children in need.


Too often, Naugatuck police officers are sent to a home only for a negative situation. But officers locally want to show their positive side during the holiday season and therefore are collecting donations for local families in need.

As they have done for several years, the Naugatuck Police Department is collecting toy donations to be delivered to local children. Officers held the first toy drive Friday at Walmart in Naugatuck and will hold the second and final toy drive from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Walmart this Saturday, Dec. 1.

"Last year our efforts provided toys to over 200 needy families here in the Borough of Naugatuck," said Lt. Brian Newman. "The reason we are able to do this year every year is because of the community's support. We hope to continue to be able to provide to the needy families, but I really need you to come by and make a donation. No donation is too small or to big."

All of the items collected directly to the Naugatuck Human Resources and Development Agency located on Rubber Avenue. Workers there distribute the collected goods to families in Naugatuck.

"Please come by and make sure every child this year has a memorable Christmas," Newman said.

Those who cannot attend can drop off donations at the Naugatuck Police Department headquarters on Spring Street until the week of Christmas. Police are looking for new, unwrapped toys.

Read more about the toy drive here on a Facebook event page. 

Lisa Molner November 28, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Where do the toys get distributed? Local schools? Hospitals? Or shelter in Wtby? I usually drop one off at fire dept and was wondering if this was the same or a different toy drive? Thanks merry Christmas!
Lisa Molner November 28, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Oops sorry I see now, HRD
Robert Middlebrook November 30, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Nice. Local union members standing outside a WalMart trying to convince you to support exporting our jobs. In fact if we still had conditions like Bangladesh by not unionizing decades ago we would still be competitive as global producers. Union members standing outside the local WalMart....who would think it. The unions are truly dead. I guess they can only usurp taxpayers.


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