Toy Drive Honors Sergeant Tim Abline and Helps Children in Need


MORRISTOWN, NJ. The Morris County Park Police are continuing a special holiday tradition by seeking donations and distributing toys for children in need in honor of Sergeant Tim Albine.

The “Tim Albine Memorial Toy Drive,” now in its fourteenth year, has collected and donated thousands of toys to children of all ages. This year, help brighten the holidays for children in Morris County. The toys will be distributed to ill and needy children in our area hospitals and shelters.

The Morris County Park Police are looking forward to keeping Sergeant Tim Abline’s dream alive. “It is a privilege and joy to help make the holiday season brighter for children and families,” said Lt. Steve Ferraioli, of the Morris County Park Police. “We know that Tim would be proud.”

            Last year, with the assistance of Morris County residents, Morris County Park Commission, Morristown-Beard School, and Exxon’s Retired Executives program, The Park Police of the Morris County Park Commission successfully collected and donated over 4,000 toys, exceeding its goal.

Those wishing to participate can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at one of the five drop off locations: Park Police Headquarters, 300 Mendham Road in Morris Township; the Haggerty Education Center at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E Hanover Ave. in Morris Township; Mennen Sports Arena, 161 E Hanover Ave in Morris Township; St. Virgil Church 250 Speedwell Ave. in Morris Plains; and Morris County School of Technology, 400 East Main Denville. The last day to drop off your donation is Friday, December 14, 2018.

The Morris County Park Commission features one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey. It currently protects and maintains 20,197 acres at 38 distinct sites plus offers a year-round calendar of events and activities for all to enjoy!

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