Collection boxes are being placed at Department of Public Safety locations across the state and will be there until mid-December. Toys being donated to Toys for Tots should be new and unwrapped, and may be dropped off at Georgia State Patrol posts between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. Additional collection sites are in the lobby at the Georgia Department of Public Safety Headquarters on East Confederate Avenue in Atlanta and the Capitol Police Services office at 130 Memorial Drive in Atlanta near the Georgia State Capitol.
Colonel McDonough said the annual collection drive provides toys to needy children and the Georgia Department of Public Safety is on board to help the local communities. Additionally, he said child safety seat checks are being incorporated into toy collection drives on certain days in the local communities.
“Many of our Department members have served in the Marine Corps, and we know firsthand the impact Toys for Tots has on helping others,” he said. “With the addition of child safety seat checks to our community outreach efforts, we hope to not only brighten needy children’s holidays, but keep them safe as well.”