The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) is back for round 10 ... of giving!

DPS is partnering with United States Marine Corps Reserve for its 10th annual Toys for Tots program to collect new, unwrapped toys during the Christmas season. 

DPS Commissioner Colonel Mark W. McDonough said all 52 Georgia State Patrol posts and 19 Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) weigh stations across the state will serve as Toys for Tots collection points on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

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“Members of our department are committed to helping people in their local communities and this is one program that does just that,” said Colonel McDonough.  

Collection sites can also be found in the lobby at the Georgia Department of Public Safety Headquarters in Atlanta and the Capitol Police Services office near the Georgia State Capitol Building.

“Many of our members have served in the Marine Corps, and we know first-hand the impact Toys for Tots has on helping needy children,” said Colonel McDonough.

DPS said all donations will stay within the county in which they are given, to benefit local children. DPS has collected over 328,000 toys and more than $564,000 within the past 10 years. 

DPS collected more than 50,000 toys in 2017 and over $100,000 in donations. 

For a complete list of Georgia State Patrol posts and MCCD weigh station addresses, visit the department’s website.