The Newton Police Department and The Village Bank are joining forces to collect gifts for local children as part of the Holiday Gift Drive co-sponsored each year by the Bank and the City of Newton.
The public is challenged to Stuff A Cruiser with new, unwrapped gifts for youngsters aged newborn to 10 during the Newton Cultural Alliance’s Arts Stroll & Shop in West Newton on Saturday, December 8.
A Newton Police Department cruiser will be at Captain Ryan Park from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to collect age-appropriate clothing, games, sporting goods, and toys. A donation of gift certificates purchased from local merchants will also benefit businesses in the community. Santa will be on hand to say hello and thank all donors for their generosity.
The cruiser will also be available for stuffing at the City of Newton’s Holiday Tree Lighting, at City Hall, at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 7.
Now in its 11th year, the Holiday Gift Drive helps assure that local children who might otherwise go without will have the opportunity to share in the joy and excitement of the holiday season.
Holiday Gift Drive collection boxes will also be available at The Village Bank branches in Auburndale, Newtonville, Nonantum, Newton Highlands, Waban and West Newton through December 10.