It's not too early to be thinking about Toys For Tots.  I know the Broome County chapter, headed by the Broome County Police agencies and volunteers, have been making holidays in the Greater Binghamton area happier for 54 years now.  All the money and toys raised stays in Broome County and they are proud of that.

According to the Toys For Tots Press release and organizer, Officer Theresa Johnson of the Binghamton Police Department, Broome County Toys for Tots will be headquartered at 560 Harry L. Drive in Johnson City.

Sign-ups for Broome County Toys for Tots will start on Monday November 28th and will end Saturday December 10th.  The Broome County Toys For Tots headquarters is open Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon and 1 p.m.to 4 p.m. and Saturday's from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon.  Donations can be dropped off during the hours of operation at the headquarters and there are several drop off barrel locations, including:  Binghamton, Johnson City, Endicott Police Departments and the Broome County Sheriff's office. We will be announcing additional locations on the Hawk very soon.

In order to sign up for Broome County Toys for Tots you must provide the following documents and meet the following criteria:

  1.  Must be a Broome County Resident and provide documentation to prove address
  2.  Must provide Birth Certificates of the children
  3.  If you are not the parent, you must provide family court custody documents
  4.  Must show photo identification
  5.  Children must be between the ages of 1-10 years (No infants)

[via Johnson City Police Association Press Release]