Donations Needed for LaV Toy Drive

At least 150 families will be helped this holiday season through a Toy Drive held by the LaVergne Police Department and championed by Alderman Dennis Waldron.  In addition to new toys, the police department will also accept monetary donations.

Cash donations should be turned in by December 10th to allow adequate time to shop, and unwrapped toys can be turned in no later than December 16th.  Both money and toys can be dropped off at the LPD behind City Hall (5093 Murfreesboro Road).   The coordinator of the toy drive is Lt. Cindy Murphy who is working with the local schools, police officers, and the general public to fairly identify families in need.

One resident asked that we remember how important it is for those of us with just a little extra to give for those who are suffering financially.  Any amount will help and there are children of all ages in LaVergne who will be helped.

If you have questions, contact Alderman Waldron at 708-2909 or Lt. Murphy at 394-8402.

5 comments for “Donations Needed for LaV Toy Drive

  1. Elizabeth
    November 14, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    This is always a great idea for the needy kids, but what about Senior Citizens?

    If anyone knows of a senior citizen who needs a little Christmas, let me know….Thanks

    • November 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm


      I spoke with Donna Bebout at the Senior Center and she said no one in particular needs anything. PAL takes care of those who need food.

      She did suggest, however, if you wanted to donate some small wrapped items for male and female (mark each package as such) they could give them away at the Christmas Party on Dec. 10.

      They try to make sure that everyone who attends gets a door prize.

      Questions? You can call her at 793-3048.

      • Elizabeth
        November 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm

        thanks, Angie….

  2. November 15, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Speaking of PAL, they are going to start their annual food drive for the needy and elderly soon. Gerry Howse, Exec. Dir., is still working out the details, but I'll shoot them out to you as soon as I know them.

    And the library is having their Food for Fines program from Dec. 1 – 15. Food brought in will forgive your past due fines and goes to PAL.

    PAL serves around 150 families each year and has been doing so for 11 years.

    Thanks for spreading the word about Cindy's and Gerry's programs. They make a big difference at Christmas time.

  3. November 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    The Police Athletic League will be collecting food for needy families and the elderly this holiday season.

    Those interested can bring non-perishable items to the La Vergne Rescue Squad (141 Gambill Lane) or any of the three fire departments in town (Stones River, Waldron Rd., Bill Stewart).

    Each year, for the past 11 years, the PAL has been making food boxes for those in need in La Vergne and Smyrna.

    PAL serves youth all over Rutherford County, but mainly in La Vergne and Smyrna. He expects to serve more than 100 families this year.

    Boxes usually consist of coffee, sugar, flour, boxed and canned items and a frozen meat item.

    For more info, call Gerry Howse at 793-7744.

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