MANCHESTER, NH — State Police officers were on special detail this weekend, volunteering time to drop off some Christmas cheer in the way of unwrapped new toys for local kids who otherwise might not have much under the tree. As they have done for many years, New Hampshire Troopers are in the midst of a statewide push to help the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Campaign reach as many kids as possible.
More than 38 boxes of toys – and $2,000 in cash – was delivered to the Manchester Walmart Friday, collected from various Stuff-a-Cruiser events held so far around the state.
If you are, or know of an individual or family needing help this year, please contact 2-1-1 New Hampshire, New Hampshire Catholic Charities, the Salvation Army or your local Head Start Program. For further information, please contact Sgt. Chad Lavoie at (603) 223-8688.
Collections will continue through Dec. 14, with a few more Stuff-a-Cruiser events remaining on the calendar at the following locations:
- Tuesday December 4, 7:30 – 9 a.m.: Department of Corrections, (Main Building) 105 Pleasant Street, Concord
- Tuesday December 4, 3 – 5 p.m.: TIBCO, 150 Dow St., Manchester, NH
- Sunday December 9, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Wal-Mart, 116 Farmington Road, Rochester
You can also drop toys to any State Police barracks from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.
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The State Police would like to thank the following for their generosity and support for making this year’s Toys for Tots Campaign a success.
- The Department of Safety
- The New Hampshire Troopers Association
- Bass Pro Shop
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- TIBCO Software of Manchester
- Manchester Fisher Cats
- Manchester Monarchs
- New Hampshire Department of Transportation
- NH Dept of Health and Human Services
- IRA Toyota of Manchester
- NH Department of Corrections
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- WKNE 103.7 FM