The Toy Drive has been a program for the DeRidder Police Department since 2009. This outreach is annual event and this year marks our 10th year! The Jolly ‘Ole Santa Haulers began giving to this effort and their idea inspired the DeRidder Police Department to join forces with them to make a bigger impact on the community. Our mission is from year-to-year to ensure that no child goes without a Christmas gift from their parents. This drive is set aside from other events in the area because we focus on third-party referrals of families in need so that we can add to the special Christmas Spirit of giving. However, direct family members can apply and be placed on the toy drive list. If you know any child or family who is in need please, sign them up and apply for assistance. Either call or fill out the application online.
We serve hundreds of families each year. The community is generous in their support of this cause and we are very thankful to the many sponsors. Our purpose is to make sure no child goes without a gift! We achieve this goal with the goodwill and support of residents, businesses, and civic groups.