CLOSTER, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Santa’s helpers were in New Jersey Wednesday for an annual toy drive helping children in need.
Officers from 40 police departments took part in the Bergen County PBA event, which has been happening every year for 30 years.READ MORE: NYPD: Jose Ramos, 56, Killed In Cypress Hills Hit-And-Run
The event was well attended as they accepted donations from residents at the firehouse in Closter.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Killed In Double Shooting On Lower East Side, Second Victim In Hospital
The toys will be wrapped and donated to 30 local organizations.
“We’re just trying to get a whole bunch of cops out to spread some goodwill and spread the holiday spirit among everyone. It’s a good day for us,” one attendee told CBS2’s Tara Jakeway.MORE NEWS: New York Weather: CBS2’s 10/16 Saturday Morning Forecast
Santa and Buddy the Elf will also help officers deliver gifts to kids being treated at Hackensack Medical Center.