Requests for toys from Jackson Police down this year | Community Spirit
JACKSON, MO (KFVS) - A scheduling conflict is having an impact on the Jackson Police Department's toy drive.
For the past 10 years, the deparment teamed up with the Elks to help give toy to families in need.
But this year, a scheduling problem prevented the department from working with the Elks.
Normally families can apply for toys through the Elks, but that's not happening this year.
People looking for toys can still go to the Jackson Police Department to apply.
"We always find one way or another to help as many as possible," said Rachel Coleman with the Jackson Police Department. "Some years we haven't been able to give as many to each family. It just really depends on how many kids we have signed up and how much money we actually bring in to be able to go shopping."
The department says it usually gets between 300 and 400 requests for toys. This year, they've received around 100 to 150 requests.
The department is encouraging those needing toys to apply at the police department.
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