BLUE SPRINGS, MO — The Blue Springs, Missouri, Police Department worked hard to collect toys for 140 children.
Blue Springs police officers and staff, private individuals, and the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association have been raising money, collecting and shopping for new toys for weeks.
Sgt. Brandon Claxton said the need is great.
"A lot of these families are struggling just to pay their bills every month and I know from talking to several of the parents that several of these families would not have any gifts or if they did, it would be very, very small," Sgt. Claxton said.
With all the toys collected, the department hosted a wrapping party Monday afternoon at Sandy's Restaurant, 1255 SW MO 7, Blue Springs, Missouri.
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