Burlington County Sheriff’s Department 22nd Annual Toy Drive wraps up Dec. 17

Excerpt: Locals can drop off toys for kids in need this holiday season at more than 50 different location throughout the county.

By ZANE CLARK

Burlington County residents looking to give back this holiday season still have time to contribute to one of the county’s oldest running collections by donating to the Burlington County Sheriff Department’s 22nd annual Toy Drive.

Residents have until Sunday, Dec. 17 to visit any of the almost 50 drop-off locations throughout Burlington County to donate new, unwrapped toys for local families with children in need this holiday season.

According to officials with the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department, last year’s drive resulted in locals donating 1,500 toys for kids in need, which marked an increase from the 1,000 toys collected the year prior.

Burlington County Sheriff Jean Stanfield described hosting the drive as a “privilege” for these past 22 years, and she said her department always receives a “wonderful response” when it comes time each year to ask for contributions.

“We’ve been doing this program for 22 years, and each year we hear back from the families that have been touched by the generosity of our Burlington County residents, and they literally have tears of joy that someone thought enough to brighten up their children’s holidays,” Stanfield said.

In addition to helping children, Stanfield said the drive is also something that officers and staff and the department look forward to every year as well.

“The holidays are a special time for everyone, and through the generosity of all of our volunteers and the community, we can make it a joyous time for those less fortunate,” Stanfield said. “It has been incredible to witness the county come together year after year and make this all possible.”

Once the toy drive closes, the department’s officers will work with local human services agencies to see that the toys are properly distributed to local families.

Locals have until Dec. 17 to get their donations in. Drop-off locations this year once again include government buildings and private businesses.

A complete list of drop-off locations include:

• Beverly City Municipal, 446 Broad St., Beverly

• Bordentown City Municipal, 324 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown City

• Bordentown Township. Municipal, 1 Municipal Driver, Bordentown Township

• Boy Scouts of America, 693 Rancocas Road, Westampton

• Burlington City Police Department, 525 High St., Burlington

• Burlington County Administration Building, 49 Rancocas Road, Mt. Holly

• Burlington County Central Communications, 1 Academy Drive, Westampton

• Cinnaminson Library, 1619 Riverton Road, Cinnaminson

• Burlington County County Corner at the Moorestown Mall, Route 38, Moorestown

• Burlington County Freeholder’s Office, 1st Floor, 49 Rancocas Road, Mt. Holly

• Burlington County Health Department, 15 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton

• Burlington County Human Services, 795 Woodlane Road, Westampton

• Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, 49 Rancocas Road, Mt. Holly

• Burlington County Special Services School, 20 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton

• Westampton Library, 5 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton

• Burlington Township Fire Department, 1601 Burlington Bypass, Burlington

• Burlington Township Police Department, 851 York Road, Burlington

• Change Healthcare, 1000 Atrium Way, Mt. Laurel

• Cinnaminson Township Police Department, 900 Manor Road, Cinnaminson

• Delanco Township Municipal Building, 770 Coopertown Road, Delanco

• Delran Municipal Building, 900 S. Chester Ave., Delran

• Dodge City, 4395 Route 130 South, Burlington

• Eastampton Township Police Department, 725 Smithville Road, Eastampton

• Florence Township Fire Department, 401 Firehouse Lane, Florence

• Goddard School, 881 Woodlane Road, Westampton

• Greenbriar Horizon, 2174 Old York Road, Florence

• Hainesport Post Office, 107 Broad St., Hainesport

• Holiday Village; 1 Holiday Blvd., Mt. Laurel

• Jacob Foot & Ankle Associates, 319 W. Broad St., Burlington

• Leisuretown, 102 South Plymouth Court, Southampton

• Leisuretown, Settlers Hall, 106 South Plymouth Court, Southampton

• Leisuretown , Laurel Hall, 236 Huntington Drive, Southampton

• Mt. Laurel Senior Center; Walt Whitman Blvd., Mt. Laurel

• Mt. Laurel Township Municipal Utilities Authority, 1201 S. Church St., Mt. Laurel

• Mt. Laurel Township Police Department, 100 Mt. Laurel Road, Mt. Laurel

• Pemberton Borough Municipal Building, 50 Egbert St., Pemberton

• Pemberton Township Municipal Building, 500 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road, Pemberton

• Prospector’s Bar & Grill, Route 38 and Ark Road, Mt. Laurel

• Red Balloon, 41 St. Mihiel Drive, Delran

• Remax, 2835 Route 206, Columbus

• Shamong Township Municipal Building, 105 Willow Grove Road, Shamong

• Smithville Mansion, 803 Smithville Road, Eastampton

• Southampton Township Municipal Building, 5 Retreat Road, Southampton

• Tabernacle Elementary School, 132 New Road, Tabernacle

• Tabernacle Township Municipal Building, 163 Carranza Road, Tabernacle

• Vincentown Post Office, 1813 Route 206, Southampton

• Wee-Kids Learning Center, 1299 W, Route 38, Hainesport

• Westampton Police Department, 710 Rancocas Road, Westampton

• Westampton Fire Department, 780 Woodlane Road, Westampton

Those looking for more information about the drive can contact the Burlington County Sheriff Department’s Community Services Unit at (609) 265–3788.