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DNREC Natural Resources Police collecting Toys for Tots

Delaware News Desk
To kick off the holiday season, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Natural Resources Police are teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to provide toys as gifts for children in local communities.

To kick off the holiday season, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Natural Resources Police are teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to provide toys as gifts for children in local communities.

The program collects new, unwrapped toys suitable for boys and girls of all ages and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in communities nationwide.

Toys will be accepted through Dec. 11 at the following drop-off locations with Toys for Tots donation boxes, with donors required to wear masks and practice social distancing when dropping off toys:

— All Delaware State Park offices statewide, including the Brandywine Zoo, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays

— Natural Resources Police office in Sussex County, 23530 Campbell Circle, Georgetown, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays

— Environmental Crimes Unit offices, 715 Grantham Lane, New Castle

— DNREC Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays

— Various locations and events throughout the state attended by Natural Resources Police officers.

For more information, or for the dates and locations of upcoming events where toys can be donated, contact officers with DNREC’s three Natural Resources Police units: Master Cpl. Andy Manning, Environmental Crimes Unit, andrew.manning@delaware.gov, 739-9401; Sgt. Brooke Mitchell, Division of Fish and Wildlife, brooke.mitchell@delaware.gov, 739-9913; or Cpl. David Redgraves, Delaware State Parks, david.redgraves@delaware.gov, 272-3534.

For more, visit toysfortots.org. To donate toys locally or make local monetary donations online, visit your county web page: for New Castle County, visit bit.ly/3lj2YhD; for Sussex County, visit bit.ly/38An7MJ; for Kent County, visit bit.ly/3lj3f49.