‘Boatload of Toys’ Getting Underway for 2019

News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Natural Resources Police Starts Annual Toy Drive

The Maryland Natural Resources Police invites everyone aboard for its annual “Boatload of Toys” drive, collecting donations of new and unopened items for children in need. As part of the drive, a Natural Resources Police patrol boat will be set up outside several retailers in Maryland beginning Nov. 23, with the goal of filling the entire boat.

Officers and other staff manage this program each year as part of the national Marine Toys for Tots program, which was created at the behest of the U.S. Marine Corps to collect and distribute toys to less fortunate children during the holiday season.

Natural Resources Police staff will be at the following locations:

Denton, Nov. 23
Walmart, 610 Legion Road
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Berlin, Nov. 23-24
Walmart, 11416 Ocean Gateway
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Edgewater, Nov. 30
Kmart, 3255 Solomons Island Road
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Frederick, Dec. 7
Kmart, 1003 W. Patrick St.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pocomoke, Dec. 7
Walmart, 2132 Old Snow Hill Road
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hanover, Dec. 14
Bass Pro Shops (Arundel Mills), 7000 Arundel Mills Circle
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Salisbury, Dec. 14-15
Walmart, 2702 N. Salisbury Blvd.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


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