Continuing the tradition of bringing added joy to children during Christmas, the city of Grove City and Grove City Division of Police launch the seventh annual Cram the Cruiser holiday gift drive, benefitting youth under the care of Franklin County Children Services (FCCS). Drive through to safely drop off your donated items from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, at Grove City United Methodist Church, 2684 Columbus Street.
“Being involved in our community is an important part of the Grove City Division of Police core values,” said Police Chief Richard Fambro. “We look forward to the Cram the Cruiser toy drive every year as an opportunity to share joy with 6,000-plus children under the care of FCCS while interacting with Grove City residents.”
FCCS requests donations of gift cards, new books and toys. Donations are also welcome directly to the Franklin County Children Services website.
Youth under the care of FCCS often experience abuse, neglect or other difficult home situations, and the past two years have been especially challenging for some. The annual Cram the Cruiser gift drive provides a joyful outlet and assurance to the children that others care.
The 2022 drop-off locations:
•City Hall, 4035 Broadway
•Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave.
•Grove City Service Department, 3262 Ventura Blvd.
•Grove City Welcome Center & Museum, 3378 Park Street
•Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave.
•Safety Complex, 3360 Park St.
Since 2015, Grove City’s Cram the Cruiser toy drive collected in excess of 35,000 items and gift cards, and more than $6,000 in monetary donations.
For more information, call 614-277-1718.