OCPD Accepts Donations For Annual Toy And Food Drive - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

OCPD Accepts Donations For Annual Toy And Food Drive

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - The Ocean City Police Department kicks off their Annual Christmas Food and Toy Drive.

They are asking for toy and monetary donations to provide gifts and food baskets to local families. Unwrapped, new toys may be dropped off at the Public Safety Building located at 65th street and Coastal Highway.

For those who wish to contribute monetary donations, an account for food baskets has been set up at the Bank of Ocean City (the account name is: Town of Ocean City, Ocean City Police Department DBA-Holiday Food and Toy Drive). While you may contribute donations to any Bank of Ocean City branch, we ask you not to bring food to the Department or the bank. You may also send your donations to "OCPD Christmas Toy Drive" at 6501 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland, 21842.

The Ocean City Police Department is accepting referrals of children or families that are in need of assistance. In order to participate, families must be Ocean City residents or individuals who work in Ocean City. The department hopes to help out approximately 75 families in the beach town. Each family will get a food basket and toys for the kids.

In addition to monetary donations, the Ocean City Police Department is looking for volunteers. Those who volunteer will be assisting other participants with the collection of toys and food on the day of the distribution. The Ocean City Police Department asks that all donations be made by Friday, December 21. Distribution will take place on Saturday, December 22, promptly at 8 a.m.

"We're in a position to help. Yeah, it's been tough. It's been a tough few years in this country. And there are a lot of people that are in need. If we can help that need, you know, it really is a beneficial thing for the community. You know, it's the holiday season. It's the time of giving. It doesn't matter what your faith is. Whether you're Christian, Jewish or Muslim, we all come together this time of year and celebrate the good things in life - and there's been a lot of very good things for the folks that live in this town, and they just want to give back. We're going to help facilitate giving some of that back to the less fortunate," spokesperson Michael Levy said.

The OCPD Public Affairs Office will begin taking names of volunteers and those in need on November 13. To submit a donation, volunteer, or refer a family in need, please contact Public Affairs Officer Michael Levy or at 410.723.6665, or call the OCPD Records Section Supervisor Michelle Monico at: 410-723-6631 or Records Technician Tim Coyle: at 410-520-5105.

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