Police Host 7th Annual Fill the Cruiser Holiday Toy Drive Events

Published on November 01, 2021

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ARLINGTON, Va. – Help spread joy this holiday season by donating new, unwrapped toys during the Arlington County Police Department’s (ACPD) seventh annual Fill the Cruiser Holiday Toy Drive. This year, with families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for donations may be greater than ever and your generosity helps ensure the holidays are bright for some of our most vulnerable community members – children in need.

Contactless Donation Drop-Off Locations

Officers will collect new, unwrapped toys for children ages newborn to 17 at the following locations:

  • Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Ballston Quarter, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • 4238 Wilson Boulevard (a cruiser will be parked on the sidewalk between Ted’s Bulletin and True Food Kitchen)
  • Saturday, November 13 at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • 1100 S. Hayes Street
  • Wednesday, November 17 at Lee Harrison Shopping Center, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    • 2425 N. Harrison Street
  • Tuesday, November 30 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • 830 23rd Street S.
  • Friday, December 3 at Arlington Assembly of God, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    • 4501 N. Pershing Drive

Upon arrival, participants should stay in their vehicle until they reach the unloading areas, where officers will be on hand to remove donations from their vehicle. A separate area will be available for those arriving by bike or foot.

Those wishing to donate toys, but unable to attend the Fill the Cruiser events can drop off donations at Police Headquarters, located at 1425 N. Courthouse Road, until Friday, December 10 at the 2nd Floor Administrative Support Unit Front Counter from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.  

Toy Distribution

Toys will be distributed by the Police Department to community organizations throughout the month of December. Due to the ongoing pandemic, ACPD will not host pop-up distribution events in the community.

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