Monroe Police Department’s Toy Drive to lift children’s spirits

Police and First Selectman Ken Kellogg collected toys on a foggy day during last year's Stuff the Gazebo Toy Drive.

MONROE, CT — Monroe police officers will collect toy donations at the gazebo on the green in front of Monroe Town Hall, 7 Fan Hill Road, on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The second annual Stuff the Gazebo Toy Drive brightens the holidays for children impacted by domestic and sexual abuse, whose families are being assisted by The Center for Family Justice.

The Monroe Police Department invites everyone to come out and help them give these children the happy holiday season they deserve.

Police will bring the donations to the center to be given as gifts for children from CFJ’s cover area, including Monroe, Easton, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Stratford and Trumbull.

At this time of year, many victims and their families have left abusive situations, often leaving the primary care givers in need of financial assistance to provide gifts for their children during the holidays.

Every year, The Center for Family Justice provides gifts for anywhere from 200-250 children, ranging from ages 1 to 18.

This year the center has requested new unwrapped toys and gift cards. Some of the toys that are popular with the children are Marvel Super Hero Action Figures, LOL Dolls, anything Dinosaurs, Lego sets, Barbies and Cabbage Patch Dolls.

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