When you enter the front doors of the Belmont Police Department, you think you're visiting a toy store.
Two boxes are filled with trucks and stuffed animals with toys of all sorts and sizes along the sidewall. It's a display of some generous officers and residents who stopped by to give to the annual Toys for Tots drive.
And you can join those residents by bringing new, unwrapped toys to the drop-off locations in Belmont. (see the list below)
But you only have today and tomorrow to participate: the drive ends Saturday, Dec. 15.
Every year for the past 28 years, the Massachusetts State Police has worked with the US Marine Corp Reserves to collect toys for needy children by using State Police Barracks as drop off locations and assisting with toy drives throughout the state.
The age group that is most needed is birth to 2 and 11- to 14-years-old.
Here's a look at the drop-off locations around Belmont:
|Belmont Police Department||460 Concord Ave.|
|Belmont Savings Bank||2 Leonard St.|
|Waverley Insurance Agency (ServiceMaster)||493 Trapelo Rd.|
|Cambridge Savings Bank||40 Leonard St.|
|Century 21||486 Common St.|
|Elements Therapeutic Massage||693 Belmont St.|
|Get In Shape For Women
||428 Common St.
|East Cambridge Savings Bank||395 Trapelo Rd.|