On Saturday, Dec. 12, the seventh annual Operation Fill a Cruiser event took place at the Palmyra Grocery Outlet.

The yearly toy drive is conducted by the South Londonderry Township Police Department. Items such as new toys, clothing, hygiene products and non-perishable food items are gathered and placed in a police cruiser. All of the items will be distributed to families in need in the Palmyra Area School District and throughout the Lebanon County community.

Pictured (left to right): Makynzie Danae, Chad Reboin (owner of Palmyra Grocery Outlet), Chief William Reigle.

“We are hoping to help the community, help their neighbors,” the South Londonderry Township Police Department noted on the event page. “We are very pleased to say that through the community’s effort and generosity, we were able to help many children and families.”

Last year, the event made it possible to disburse necessities to over 100 children in the area. 

Anyone who would like to make further donations can contact the Police Department to schedule a drop-off. There will also be more drop-off sites added in the future. To donate toward a specific need, contact police.slpd@gmail.com

All toys donated must be brand new and in their original packaging to be accepted. Gift cards are also welcomed. Food must be factory packaged and non-perishable. The officers may turn away food items or toys that do not meet the guidelines.

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