The West Bloomfield Police Foundation is asking township residents to donate new, unwrapped toys for less fortunate children as part of the Toys for Tots program.
Donations of toys for children up to age of 16 will be accepted in a big box in the lobby of the West Bloomfield Police Department at the West Bloomfield Civic Center on Walnut Lake Road, until Saturday, Dec. 15.
The Toys for Tots program is sponsored by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, with the mission of collecting new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December and donating them to needy children in the community where the campaign is conducted.
West Bloomfield police have several gift suggestions for pre-teens and teenagers, including sporting equipment, bags, balls, books and backpacks.
Other suggested gifts include cosmetics, purses, watches, wallet gift sets, bath gift sets, curling irons, and hair dryers.
Police also recommend board games, radio-control cars and trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards and helmets.
Realistic looking weapons or food will not be distributed and police ask that no stuffed animals be donated.