WLPD Agent Dave Covey attended the 2021 Toys for Tots “Cops Shopping for Kids” event at Ollie’s with Absolute Fitness. Absolute Fitness has bought hundreds of toys in Ollie’s Park City. Police officers from across the county selected and helped load the toys onto the truck for transport to the warehouse. Thanks to Agent Covey and the other agents for taking time out of their schedules, to Absolute Fitness for their generosity and to Ollie for working with us!
The Toys For Tots program was started in 1947 by United States Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks (actually the Major’s wife was the inspiration !!) to collect toys to give to children less fortunate Americans. The Marine Toys For Tots Foundation was established in 1991 as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charity to help manage and support the program.
If you would like to donate toys, WLPD offers Toys For Tots boxes at the following locations:
- Allstate Insurance 2819 Willow Street Pike
- Dollar General Store 2600 Willow Street Pike
- GR Mitchell 14 Beaver Valley Pike
- Lampeter Church of the Brothers 1900 Lampeter Street
- Lampeter United Methodist Church 1101 Village Road
- Lancaster CTC (Willow Street) 1730 Hans Herr Drive Lancaster
- Lancaster Harley Davidson 308 Beaver Valley Pike
- LANCO Federal Credit Union 2516 Willow Street Pike
- Main Street Wardrobe 2845 Willow Pike Street
- Morr Outdoor & Range 2488 Willow Street Pike
- Township of Lampeter West 852 Village Road
- The Lampeter Strasburg School District is also collecting toys for its “Stuff the Bus” Toys for Tots event.