Donate new, unwrapped toys for annual campaign
The New York State Police in Troop K, which is based in Poughkeepsie and patrols the Highlands, is joining forces with the U.S. Marine Corps to collect donated children’s toys as part of the national Toys for Tots program.
Through Dec. 18, residents can drop off new, unwrapped toys at any of the Troop K barracks, including at 18 Middlebush Road in Wappingers Falls or 1672 Route 22 in Brewster. Representatives of the Marine Corps will pick up the toys on Dec. 21 to distribute.
Toys also can be dropped off in Beacon at Edward Jones, 284 Main St.
In Philipstown, former Cold Spring Mayor Anthony Phillips, who served in the Marines, is coordinating the local drive for the 27th year. Toys can be dropped off by Dec. 21 at C&E Paint Supply, Foodtown, Drug World and Downey Oil in Cold Spring or Deb’s Hair Salon in Nelsonville.
Toys will be distributed to families from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 22 at Our Lady of Loretto. Financial donations are also accepted online to purchase toys.
The program collected more than 20,000 toys in Putnam and Northern Westchester counties in 2019.