The Middletown Police Department is collecting unwrapped toys for needy children across Rhode Island.
Law enforcement officers throughout Rhode Island are working with Crossroads Rhode Island to fulfill the wishes of children, who may otherwise be forgotten this holiday season. The goal of this event is to provide a positive Christmas experience and to show children that police officers are their friends and are in the community to help them.
The Rhode Island State Police and Rhode Island Police Chiefs' Association will kick off the Kids, Cops & Christmas Program on Wednesday, Dec.18, at 3 p.m. in the State Room of the State House.
Residents interested in donating to this cause can drop off items in the lobby of the Middletown Police Station, located at 123 Valley Road, Middletown.