STEELE CREEK NEWS
Drop off Toys for
Tots at Steele Creek Fire Stations
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), Charlotte Fire
Department (CFD) and the U.S. Marine Corps have kicked off the
2011 Toys for Tots campaign to help bring Christmas to
the underprivileged in Mecklenburg County.
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a shiny new
toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will
motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic
citizens, and community leaders.
Throughout the campaign the community is encouraged to bring new,
unwrapped toys to any of CFD’s
42 fire stations. They would like to have all the toys
collected by December 16. There are no set hours for the fire
department as they are in and out at all hours. Generally in the
daytime they are able to take donations except when they go out to a
call. There are three fire stations in Steele
Fire Station 26
at 9231 S Tryon Street, near Westinghouse Boulevard.
Fire Station 37
at 13828 S Tryon Street, near Shopton Road West.
Fire Station 38
at 12100 Shopton Rd West, at Withers cove on Lake Wylie.
The items will be
collected as part of the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Explorers Christmas Project.
CMPD, CFD and the U.S. Marine Corps have worked together for more
than three decades to ensure the neediest children in our community
have toys to open on Christmas Day. For more information on the Toys
for Tots campaign and how you can help please contact Officer Tom
Allen at 704-432-1604 or by email at
See also the
Toys for Tots campaign underway for children, families in need.
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