Auburn Public Safety kicked off the 2021 Auburn Toy Drive earlier this month. The program is designed to assist families in the Auburn community by providing Christmas gifts to need children ages two through eight.


Anyone wishing to register a child to receive a gift can do so at the Auburn Police Department, 141 N. Ross St. Registration is open each Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. through Oct. 27. To participate in the program and receive assistance, a parent or legal guardian must provide their picture ID, the child’s social security card and birth certificate and two of the three following items: a current light bill, water bill or lease/rental agreement.


Anyone wishing to donate to the Auburn Toy Drive can drop off an unwrapped gift at any Auburn Fire Department station or the Auburn Police Department now through Dec. 3. Thanks to the generosity of Life Storage, two remote drop points have also been established at their stores, located at 1231 Gatewood Dr. and 2020 S. College St.

Individuals purchasing a gift to be donated can leave it unwrapped and drop it off at one of the listed locations. Helpers will sort the gifts into age-appropriate categories, and gifts will be delivered during the week before Christmas.

During this holiday season please remember those who may be less fortunate. All donations are extremely important. As always, be reminded that no monetary donations can be accepted, but any purchased gift is appreciated.

Questions regarding the Auburn Toy Drive campaign can be directed to Debra Hoyett at the Auburn Police Department at 334-501-3117.