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Police and Firefighters Collecting Toys for Santa's Annual Visit

New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the stations on Churton Street through Dec. 13.

Friday, Nov. 12, 2021
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Police and firefighters in Hillsborough are planning another holiday wonderland this year and could use your help!

Both the Hillsborough Police Department and Orange Rural Fire Department are collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys through Dec. 13.

The Timeless Cruizers car club of Efland will host a toy drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes and Fries, located at 601 Hampton Pointe Blvd. Participants are invited to bring toy donations to the Benefit Cruize In and enjoy viewing several vintage cars as well as police patrol vehicles and fire trucks. Kids are welcome.

Santa’s annual visit will take place 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Dorothy N. Johnson Community Center, located in the Fairview neighborhood.

Make a donation

Donations to the toy drive may be made in several ways:

  • Drop off toys through Dec. 13 at:
    • Police station ― 127 N. Churton St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Large green bins marked for the toy drive will be available outside the front doors except on town-observed holidays (Nov. 25 and 26).
    • Downtown fire station ― 206 S. Churton St., between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.
  • Shop online and have toys delivered to the main station, Hillsborough Police Department, Attn: Toy Drive, 127 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC 27278.
  • Make a monetary donation online through the town’s payments and donations site.

Toy guidelines

If you’re donating gifts for children:

  • Gifts should be new, unwrapped and appropriate for newborns to children up to age 13.
  • Especially needed will be gifts for teens as well as dolls, balls, games and toys for toddlers.
  • No toy weapons or candy should be donated.

For more information, contact Master Officer Tereasa Matthews at 919-296-9530 or by email. Place “Toy Drive” in the subject.

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