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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Edina Police, Fire Departments Collect Toys for Tots

Edina, Minn., Nov. 27, 2018 – The Edina Police Department, 4801 W. 50th St., and Fire Station No. 1, 6250 Tracy Ave., will again serve as drop-off sites for the Toys for Tots holiday gift program through noon Friday, Dec. 14.

“We are looking forward to participating in the 24th Toys for Tots drive hosted by the Golden Valley Police Department. This program has received an incredible response from police departments throughout the area and we are honored to help our community make a difference,” said Edina Police Sgt. Dave Venne.

Residents are welcome to drop off new, unwrapped toys, as well as gifts for older kids and teens, at the Police Department lobby around the clock or at Fire Station No. 1 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through the Dec. 14 deadline.

All the toys collected by regional police departments for the program will be taken to the Golden Valley Police Department Dec. 14. Then, a caravan of police cruisers from participating agencies will parade to the KARE-11 Toys for Tots drop site in time for the 5 p.m. news program that day.

The Toys for Tots program in the Twin Cities donated more than 238,000 toys to children in the community in 2017, according to the Toys for Tots Twin Cities website.

For more information, contact Venne at 952-826-0475 or or visit

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