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New Jersey State PBA takes part in massive toy drive

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Members of the New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association participated in a large toy drive at the Pines Manor in Edison Tuesday.

The toys will go to 5,000 children who are part of New Jersey Foster and Adoptive Family Services. The toys are organized by age and county so that children in each part of the state are able to get gifts and feel loved.

“They’re away from their family; what they’ve known. It could be their parents or siblings they may be away from,” says NJ FAFS CEO Corinne LeBaron.

Police officials say that officers are always ready to answer the call to donate toys to those in need.

“We put out one email – we say ‘toy drive’ and they know what to do and this is the result,” says PBA president Pat Colligan. “This is what we do best.”

Each county will hold a holiday party and Santa will deliver the toys to the children.

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the New Jersey State Police Department organized the toy drive.

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