Sheriff’s office wants to to brighten holidays for children

This year as the holidays are approaching we are again seeking your assistance with our 2011 Sheriff’s Department annual food and toy drive.

I feel that as a sign of the times we are living in, your help will be needed even more this year. We already have many children on our list who we would like to help. Last year we assisted over 1,000 children from over 400 families who may not have had a Christmas without our help. We honor all requests from infants to children 12 years of age.

Unwrapped toys, gifts and nonperishable food are collected and distributed throughout Ocean County by members of the Sheriff’s Department. Those interested in making a donation can contact Mary McHugh at 732-929-4756.

Bill Polhemus Ocean County Sheriff Toms River