Sandy Springs Police collecting toys for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

The Sandy Springs Police Department invites the public to share the holiday spirit by donating to their annual toy drive benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.  (Courtesy Sandy Springs Police Department)
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The Sandy Springs Police Department invites the public to share the holiday spirit by donating to their annual toy drive benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. (Courtesy Sandy Springs Police Department)

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The Sandy Springs Police Department invites the public to share their holiday spirit by donating to the department’s annual toy drive benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Toys can be dropped off through Dec. 13 at SSPD Headquarters, 7840 Roswell Rd.

Brighten the hearts of CHOA patients by donating unwrapped, new, unused and recently purchased toys. No large or heavy items can be accepted.

Some of the suggested toys by age group:

• Infants and Toddlers (ages 0-3) – mirrors that attach to cribs, plastic activity gyms, pacifier animals, board books, wooden puzzles, teething rings, toy phones and cameras.

• Pre-School (ages 4-6) – large Legos, baby dolls, action figures, medical play kits, tool play sets, Play-doh, toy phones and cameras, Magna Doodle, and plastic animals.

• School Age (ages 7-12) – Slime, Slime kits, Legos, Barbies (all ethnicities), Crayola brand crayons, art and craft kits, How Wheels, playing cards, and I-Spy books.

• Adolescents and Young Adults (ages 13-21) – Advanced level Legos, Advanced level coloring books, fidget toys, Crayola brand colored pencils, headphones, $10 gift cards to Amazon, Target, Walmart, etc.) and journals, arts and crafts, iPhone and Android phone chargers, and bath products.

For more acceptable gifts and a small list of items that cannot be accepted visit www.tinyurl.com/CHOAtoys.

Sandy Springs police officers will be delivering donated toys to the hospital on Dec. 14.