Stocking Full Of Love Toy Drive Sponsored By Catoosa County Sheriff's Office

Thursday, November 15, 2007

For the 21st year, the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office will sponsor the Stocking Full of Love toy drive.

Each year the Sheriff’s Office accepts names of needy children from Catoosa County schools, civic organizations and state agencies and provides toys for those children at Christmas. Last year more than 820 children received toys from the Stocking Full of Love because of generous donations from Catoosa County citizens.

This year, beginning Nov. 28, the Sheriff’s Office will begin collecting names of those children who would benefit from the program. Names will be accepted until Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. After that date, donated toys will be sorted and more toys will be purchased with the monies donated to bring the joy of Christmas to hundreds of area children.

Anyone wishing to donate new toys can take them to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office or contact the Sheriff’s Office and have the toys picked up at their residence or business when convenient.

Sheriff Summers said that the list of names continues to grow and the program is in great need of toy donations and monetary donations for the 2007 program.

All monetary donations should be by check, payable to the Catoosa County Stocking Full of Love, and may be mailed to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office at P.O. Box 909; Ringgold, Ga. 30736.


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