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Police stations serve as Toys for Tots drop-off

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Big Island police stations will double as drop-off points for Toys for Tots this holiday season.
As part of the toy drive, members of the the county Police Department and the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) will contribute funds for the purchase of bicycles for Toys for Tots. The goal is to provide a bicycle to one child from each police district.
Toys for Tots was started in 1947 by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. On the Big Island, it is sponsored by the Rock & Roll Motorcycle Club, which is holding its 14th Annual Toys for Tots Motorcade on Dec. 13 in Hilo.
Members of the public may drop off unwrapped toys for children ages 12 and under at any police station from Monday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Dec. 11.
After the Toys for Tots Motorcade, social service agencies will distribute the toys to children in need.

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Elsworth Fontes of the Rock & Roll Motorcycle Club, left, poses with Sergeant Regino Saludares and Officer John Stewart (holding bike) at the South Hilo police station, one of eight Police Department donation points for Toys for Tots. (Photo courtesy of the Police Department)

Elsworth Fontes of the Rock & Roll Motorcycle Club, left, poses with Sergeant Regino Saludares and Officer John Stewart (holding bike) at the South Hilo police station, one of eight Police Department donation points for Toys for Tots. (Photo courtesy of the Police Department)

Big Island police stations will double as drop-off points for Toys for Tots this holiday season.

As part of the toy drive, members of the the county Police Department and the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) will contribute funds for the purchase of bicycles for Toys for Tots. The goal is to provide a bicycle to one child from each police district.

Toys for Tots was started in 1947 by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. On the Big Island, it is sponsored by the Rock & Roll Motorcycle Club, which is holding its 14th Annual Toys for Tots Motorcade on Dec. 13 in Hilo.

Members of the public may drop off unwrapped toys for children ages 12 and under at any police station from Monday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Dec. 11.

After the Toys for Tots Motorcade, social service agencies will distribute the toys to children in need.

One Response to “Police stations serve as Toys for Tots drop-off”

  1. joseph bugado says:

    thats why the police dont check elsworth on his motorcycle shop people parking wrong way and the motorcycle people not wearing helmats is a law in most states why not here something fishy here

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