The Gordon County Sheriff’s Auxiliary is hoping to make the holiday season a little brighter for local families by sponsoring a Christmas toy drive.
Now through Dec. 10, locals will have the opportunity to donate toys that are still in the wrapper and canned food items to be distributed through the Sheriff’s Auxiliary.
“The auxiliary was formed to help people in Gordon County,” said Sheriff Mitch Ralston. “This is something that weighs on our hearts.”
This is the first year that the sheriff’s department has participated in such a program.
“We want to make sure every child in Gordon County has a Merry Christmas,” said Ralston.
The Sheriff's Auxiliary Unit composed of citizens who support the sheriff’s office and members of sheriff’s department.
The Auxiliary is asking for new toys that are still in their packaging and canned food. The program is targeting children under the age of 11. The items can be dropped off at the sheriff’s department located at 2700 US Highway 41 Northwest in Calhoun.
The Auxiliary is also partnering with the New Echota Historic Site. Toys can also be donated during the New Echota candle light tour, which will be held at the site on Dec. 5 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The items will be distributed to families before Christmas.