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SEE-MORE made a visit to the 7th Annual Doug Barney Memorial Toy Drive!

by | Jan 12, 2023 | Blog | 0 comments

See-More was able to give a lot of high-fives and take a lot of photos, too!

The Utah Doug Barney Memorial Toy Drive is an annual event that takes place in December in honor of fallen officer Doug Barney who passed away in 2016. The toy drive’s goal is to collect new, unwrapped toys for children in need during the holiday season. The event is organized by the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, in partnership with local businesses, schools, and community organizations.

The toy drive begins in early December and runs until the week before Christmas. During this time, collection sites are set up throughout the state where people can drop off their donations. These collection sites include local businesses, schools, and community centers. Additionally, the police department often goes door-to-door in neighborhoods to collect toys and raise awareness about the event.

The toys that are collected during the Utah Doug Barney Memorial Toy Drive are distributed to children in need through a variety of organizations, including local schools, shelters, and non-profits. The event organizers work closely with these organizations to ensure that the toys are given to children who are truly in need.

One of the unique aspects of the toy drive is that it is organized by the police department in memory of fallen officer Doug Barney, who was deeply committed to serving his community. The event serves as a way for the department to continue his legacy of service and give back to the community.

The toy drive is not just about collecting toys, it also serves as a way to bring the community together and promote positive relationships between the community and the police. The event also provides an opportunity for the police department to connect with local businesses and organizations, which helps to strengthen community ties and build trust.

The event has been running for several years now and it has been a huge success over the years. Each year, the event receives more donations than the previous year. The community support is enormous, and it is not just limited to toys but also volunteers and monetary donations.

The event has been able to provide toys to thousands of children each year, and it is a great way for people in the community to give back and make a difference during the holiday season. It brings joy to the children and also to the volunteers and donors who know that they have made a positive impact in their community.

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