The Fair Lawn Police Department, dispatchers and rescue squad will once again team up with the United States Marine Corps Reserve this holiday season to collect toys for children of all ages as part of the Toys for Tots initiative.
"During these tough economic times, there are going to be even more children without holiday gifts," Fair Lawn Policemen's Benevolent Association president Michael O'Brien said in a statement. "PBA Local 67, along with our emergency personnel partners, are fully committed to Toys for Tots, and with the public's support we will make the holidays even brighter for as many children as we can."
New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off until Dec. 17 at any of seven locations across the borough, or on Dec. 11 and 13 at the Fair Lawn Rescue Squad building on Romaine Street from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
"We are forever grateful to the community-minded businesses that have allowed us to set up gift collection sites," O'Brien said. "By working together, we can make a difference in the lives of young children and help put a smile on their faces."
Local drop-off sites include:
- Gotham City Diner (39-10 Broadway)
- American Graphic Systems (39-26 Broadway)
- Fair Lawn Athletic Club (14-19 Parmelee Avenue)
- Ness Pizza (11-14 Saddle River Road)
- Six Happiness (21-08 Morlot Avenue)
- Ray's Pizza (6-02 Berdan Avenue)
- Fair Lawn Borough Hall (8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue)
Saddle Brook Toys for Tots
The Saddle Brook Police Department is also working hand-in-hand with the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program this holiday season. New, unwrapped toys are being collected in the lobby of the Saddle Brook police station, located at 63 Market Street, from now through Friday, Dec. 14.