As the holiday season roars into overdrive, we’re (happily) overwhelmed with ways to help the less fortunate. All across town, organizations do their part to bring a little joy to those who truly need it.
“06880” can’t mention all of them. But if you’re looking for one particularly worthy cause, here it is.
The Westport Police local union and Police Benevolent Association are holding their annual toy drive. Each year, they distribute thousands of gifts to children who otherwise would have none, in Fairfield County and beyond. It runs through December 16.
Collection boxes for new, unwrapped toys are set up at several locations:
- Police headquarters, 50 Jesup Road, 24 hours a day.
- Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- ASF Sports & Outdoors, 1560 Post Road East, store hours.
- Whole Foods, 399 Post Road West, store hours.
- Renato’s Jewelers, 1765 Post Road East, store hours.
In addition, police officers will be in the ASF parking lot the next 2 weekends (December 10, 11, 17, 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to accept toys and cash donations.
And to personally thank you for your generosity.