Hoboken and Jersey City hold Toy Drives for Holidays

In the spirit of gift giving Hoboken and Jersey city will donate presents to kids and families

In the spirit of giving, the Hoboken Police Department is having their second annual toy drive event in light of the upcoming holiday season.

“This is definitely a great time to gift give to the kids in these holidays and we are glad our department can reach to these neighborhoods,” said Arbend Drishti, a police sergeant for the City of Hoboken.

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He said the name of the toy drive event is in honor of former officer Peter Zanin who passed away two years ago. “We used to call him ‘peachy’ cause of his red hair and it just rubbed off in the department and from there we decided to name the toy drive after him,” said Drishti.

Residents can go drop off their toys for kids and families in the following location according to a tweet put out by Hoboken Police Department.

“We are glad to be hosting the toy drive helping out people in these holidays, we want people to come out and be part of this,” said Drishti.

He added that similar to the Rockefeller Tree Lightning ceremony, the department will be having a tree lightning ceremony at City Hall on Dec. 8.

Jersey City, will also have its 26th annual toy drive event in city hall for these holidays. For families who are pre-registering, please show proof of residency.

The toy drive distribution begins Dec. 9 in the City Hall council chambers from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. led by mayor Steven Fulop and the city’s Resident Response Center.

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Jordan Coll, Staff Writer
Jordan Coll, Staff Writer
Jordan Coll, is a journalist who currently lives in Jersey City. He graduated with a degree in journalism at Florida International University and is pursuing his masters at Columbia University School of Journalism.
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