Westport PD holds toy drive for underprivileged kids

The police department has been collecting toys for underprivileged kids across Fairfield County for over 40 years. It then works with local agencies to distribute the toys.

News 12 Staff

Dec 11, 2021, 6:57 PM

Updated 898 days ago

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The Westport Police Department and Benevolent Association held their annual toy drive on Post Road East Saturday.
Westport Police hoped to fill up an entire trailer by the end of day with toys for children in the community.
The police department has been collecting toys for underprivileged kids across Fairfield County for over 40 years. It then works with local agencies to distribute the toys.
The toy drive is known to distribute thousands of toys to kids who otherwise wouldn't get any during the holiday season.
This year, police said there's already been a tremendous amount of success.
"It's been terrific. We were here all last weekend, brought in over $1,200 in cash which we use to buy other toys, but people have been so generous. We have one family that comes every year they drop off seven bicycles every year, from little to big, and we filled out this trailer already once, and we are about a third full right now," said Officer Edward Batlin.
The toy drive accepted new, unopened and unwrapped toys and cash donations until 4 p.m.


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