Mary­land State Po­lice toy drive un­der­way

Dorchester Star - - NEWS -

EAS­TON — The 2018 Mary­land State Po­lice “Bears That Care Mid-Shore” toy drive is un­der­way.

Ap­pli­ca­tion days will be 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 30 and 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Pre­ston Fire­house, 3680 Chop­tank Road, Pre­ston.

Bring a photo ID and your child’s birth cer­tifi­cate and proof of guardian­ship.

The dead­line for do­na­tions is Dec. 17. State troop­ers are col­lect­ing toys (new and un­wrapped), jack­ets and gloves for lo­cal chil­dren whose fam­i­lies are in need this Christ­mas.

Do­na­tions also will be ac­cepted 24 hours a day at the Eas­ton Bar­racks, 7053 Ocean Gate­way, af­ter Nov. 16.

In the 2017 hol­i­day sea­son, the toy drive helped more than 200 fam­i­lies and 600 chil­dren.

Toys also were to the pe­di­atric ward of the Univer­sity of Mary­land Shore Med­i­cal Cen­ter at Eas­ton, Penin­sula Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Sal­is­bury, lo­cal churches and lo­cal shel­ters.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Michelle Web­ster or Deb­bie Hart­ness at 410819-4794, or email bearsthat­care­toy­drive@gmail.com or jones­bears21655@gmail.com.

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