Every year for the past decade the Lloyd Police Department has been collecting toys that will be distributed free of charge to the children of Ulster County.
Police Chief James Janso said the toys will be picked up from his station by a Marine or other representative of Toys for Tots and brought to Kingston. The public can make arrangements to pick up toys by calling Mike Binns at 845-901-2389. Parent(s) must show driver’s license showing Ulster County residency, show birth certificate(s) for each child and provide proof of government assistance, such as a benefit card, disability or workers comp.
Chief Janso said, “I think every child deserves to wake up on Christmas morning with a toy under the tree and if our department can help accomplish that mission, we’re going to keep doing it. I think we’ve got a bigger selection this year than we’ve had in past years.”
The Lloyd Police Department began collecting toys on November 29. There were box drop offs at the Police station, the Masonic Lodge, Town Hall and at Vineyard Commons.
Chief Janso thanked the community for their support, especially as the pandemic continues to drag on.
“This is an amazing amount of toys we’ve collected this year; I can’t thank our community enough for coming together,” he said.