Join The GVPD’s Annual Toys For Tots Effort

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Golden Valley Police Department’s (GVPD) Toys for Tots donation effort in collaboration with regional law enforcement agencies.

It starts with a toy collection at the GVPD. On the last collection day, police from as many as 20 departments load their cruisers with donated gifts and meet at the GVPD. Then, lights blazing and sirens blaring, they parade to the KARE 11 Toys for Tots drop-off site in time for the 5 pm news program.

This year a small portion of toys will be distributed to local disadvantaged children.

If you want to help, bring new, unwrapped toys to the GVPD at 7800 Golden Valley Road (open 24 hours a day) through Dec 18 at 3 pm. Don’t forget gifts for older kids and teens.

For more information, contact Lt Steve Johnson at 763-512-2503.

Watch The Toys For Tots Parade

On Dec 18 around 4:30 pm, dozens of police cruisers and other emergency vehicles will start the trek to KARE 11, leaving the GVPD (7800 Golden Valley Rd) and following Golden Valley Rd to Boone Ave, then crossing Hwy 55 to General Mills Blvd to the KARE 11 parking lot.

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