How to help Gardens cops bring holiday joy to families in need

The Joy Drive put more than 5,000 gifts in the hands of more than 1,000 children in need in and around Palm Beach Gardens. Photo courtesy of Officer Ellen Lovejoy

The Joy Drive put more than 5,000 gifts in the hands of more than 1,000 children in need in and around Palm Beach Gardens. File photo courtesy of Officer Ellen Lovejoy

Giving back has become a part of the holiday tradition for many Palm Beach Gardens police officers, but they need your help to make it possible.

The holiday Joy Drive, which provides toys and even basic needs for families in need, is in full swing through Dec. 19. People who want to support the effort can drop off new, unwrapped toys, clothing and gift cards at any of the locations listed at the bottom of this blog.

People who would rather make a financial contribution can send a check to the Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation with “Joy Drive” written in the notes section.

Volunteers can also help by wrapping the thousands of donated gifts during wrapping hours Monday through Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Palm Beach Gardens Emergency Operations Center, 10500 N. Military Trail.

Email joydrive@pbgpf.org or contact Detective Jen Brashear at 561-799-4510. Visit the website at www.pbgpf.org/joydrive.

Gift suggestions provided by the Joy Drive:

Girl Gift Suggestions    

Bicycles

Dolls

Blow Dryers

Wallets

Purses

Curling Irons

Nail Polish

Headphones

Sunglasses

Board Games

Manicure sets

Jewelry making kits

Diaries

Backpacks

Boy Gift Suggestions

Bicycles

Trucks

Soccer Balls

Basketballs

Footballs

Wallets

Backpacks

Watches

Headphones

Sunglasses

Skateboards

Walkie Talkies

Remote controlled cars

Hot Wheels

 

Drop-off locations:

Police Headquarters

10500 N Military Trail (561-799-4488)

Any PBG Fire Station

Between 8AM  (561-799-4300)

Burns Road Community Center

4400 Burns Road (561-630-1100)

Riverside Youth Enrichment Center

10170 Riverside Dr. (561-630-1130)

Gardens City Hall

10500 N Military Tr. (561-799-4100)

Velocity Credit Union

2801 PGA Blvd. (561-775-2525)

The West Agency

5602 PGA Blvd. (561-622-5200)

Peterson and Young Goldsmiths

10929 N Military Trl. (561-624-4490)

Learning Express

10941 N Military Trl.  (561-799-2869)

AmWINS Access Insurance Services

7108 Fairway Dr. Ste 200 (561-847-8505)

St. Marks Church

3395 Burns Rd. (561-622-0956)

Eisenhower Elementary School

2926 Lone Pine Rd (561-366-6000)

Gardens Elementary

10060 Riverside Drive (561-366-6500)

Allamanda Elementary

10300 Allamanda Dr (561-803-7200)

Timber Trace Elementary

5200 117th Ct N. (561-366-6200)

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