The Ballwin Police Department is a donation location for both “Toys for Tots” and “Warner’s Warm-Up.”
Collection boxes are located in the front lobby of the police station in Vlasis Park at 300 Park Drive. Items may be dropped off any time, as the lobby is open 24/7.
“Toys for Tots” is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve Unit that strives to collect and distribute new toys to unprivileged children in the area. New, unwrapped toys will be collected through Dec. 18.
“Warner’s Warm-Up” collects new or gently used winter coats that are then distributed by Operation Food Search to various locations throughout area. The program was started by Kurt & Brenda Warner in 2001. Coats will be collected through Nov. 14.