Griffin Fire-Rescue’s Annual Toy Round-Up now underway

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Griffin Fire-Rescue’s Annual Toy Round-Up has gotten off to a great start. Hundreds of toys have already been collected, however more toys are needed for the drive that ends Dec. 20.

The toys will be divided between the local Department of Family and Children Services (DFACS) and the Salvation Army, which will distribute the toys based on applications from needy families.

Drop off locations for toy donations are the three fire stations in the city, located at the corner of North Hill and Chappell streets (Station 1), at 401 North Expressway (Station 2), and at the corner of South Hill Street and Crescent West (Station 3).

Toys can be donated at these locations seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 pm.

Griffin Fire -Rescue is in need of toys for boys and girls of all ages, and all toys should be new and unwrapped and in their original package.

Firefighters will not accept toys that cannot be used by children without adult supervision, such as guns, darts and knives.

Those who wish to receive toys from the Toy Round-Up must register with the local Department of Family and Children or The Griffin-Spalding Salvation Army, as they will deliver the toys.

In accordance with the theme of the toy drive, “Children Giving to Children,” parents are encouraged to make their donation a family event by bringing a camera to create a lasting memory for their child.

Those who would rather donate money to the cause can do so by bring cash donations to Fire Station 2 at North Expressway. The entire donation will be used to purchase toys.

Businesses or organizations wanting to help Griffin Fire-Rescue with its effort, or that need any other information regarding the Toy Round- Up, can contact Capt. Mitchell Cardell or Fire Fighter Daniel Cowles at 770.229.6415.

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