Jackson Toy Drive Needs Help Donating Toys to 600 Families

Jackson Toy Drive Needs Help Donating Toys to 600 Families
By: Lauren Keith

JACKSON, Mo. - KFVS12 helped make the holidays a little brighter for local children.  Heartland News donated toys from Lauren Keith's Does it Work Toy Testers to the Jackson Police Dept. Toy Drive.  That donation totals a little more than $300.  That said, it's only a "dent" in what the department needs to serve the 600 plus families requesting toys this year in this drive alone.
"We appreciate KFVS12's donation very much, and since the Thursday morning broadcast, we've had several calls offering donations, including a $1000 donation from a local business man who wanted to donate to a cause that stays local and one where police officers deliver the toys.  He thinks this ensures the toys will get to local families.  We are very pleased, but we also took calls from families saying they needed the toys, so I really think the need is great. We need all the toy donations and monetary gifts people can spare," said Officer Darrell Sievers.
The Jackson Police Dept. Toy Drive serves local children the officers receive off of a list provided to them by local schools.  They also take the toys to the Marines Toys for Tots program, the Safe House for Women drive and to families in the Jackson Elks Gift Baskets program.
The Jackson Police Dept. Toy Drive lasts until Monday, Dec. 8th. 

Drop off Toys at:

Jackson City Hall and Recycle Center
These Jackson bank braches: Bank of Missouri, Capaha Bank, Montgomery Bank, Wood and Huston, Bank of America, First Midwest Bank, Peoples Bank of Altenburg, First Missouri State Bank
New McKendree United Methodist Church (both locations)

Money Jar Locations:

Jackson Bait and Tackle
Burger King in Jackson
Crossroads Church