A “Blue” Christmas was a sad affair for Elvis Presley, but with help from the public it will be a reason to smile for children around the Dalton area. Operation Blue Christmas is the Dalton Police Department’s holiday toy drive for kids and it starts on Thursday at various locations around Dalton. The drive benefits “Sharing Is Caring”, a collective effort by the United Way, Salvation Army, and Dalton Public Schools to benefit children in need in our community.
Operation Blue Christmas kicks off Thursday and runs until Dec. 5. Monetary donations can be made during normal business hours at the Dalton Police Services Center at 301 Jones Street. Toys can also be dropped off at the Police Services Center or at any of the following locations:
- Dollar General (511 N. Glenwood Ave.)
- Mountain Creek Harley Davidson
- The Filling Station Restaurant
- The Engine Room Restaurant
- The Dalton Depot and Trackside Café
- Mack Gaston Community Center
Donations of toys can also be made to DPD officers on duty in the community. Toys should be new and unwrapped, appropriate for male and female children from ages 0 to 18.