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November 27, 2022

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Brentwood Fire & Rescue Collecting Toys for Tots

Donations will be accepted through Sunday, December 11 at any of the drop-off locations listed.

The Brentwood Fire & Rescue Department is now collecting new and unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots through the Graceworks Ministries Manger program. Donations will be accepted through Sunday, December 11 at any of the drop-off locations listed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.:

  • Brentwood Fire & Rescue Stations
  • The John P. Holt Brentwood Library
  • Brentwood Service Center
  • Brentwood Police Department
  • Brentwood City Hall

Your donations will stock the shelves for hundreds of parents, experiencing poverty or crisis.  These parents who will select gifts for their children during the second week of December. Your donations help provide them that cherished opportunity to “shop” for their own children AND bring joy to thousands of children on Christmas morning.

Please visit the following links if you prefer to make an online purchase or donation:

Graceworks’ Manger Amazon Wishlist

Graceworks’ Online Donations

Toys for Tots Brentwood Drop off locations

  • Brentwood City Hall and Fire Station One:  5211 Maryland Way
  • Brentwood Service Center and Fire Station Three: 1750 General George Patton Drive
  • John P. Holt Brentwood Library: 8109 Concord Road
  • Fire Station Two: 1301 Wilson Pike
  • Fire Station Four: 1300 Sunset Road
  • Brentwood Police Department: 910 Heritage Way

The partnership with the United States Marine Corps Reserves and Graceworks Ministries helps provide gifts for underprivileged children throughout the Middle Tennessee.  In the 2020 campaign, nearly 2,000 local children were able to celebrate the holidays by the contributions made. Brentwood Fire and Rescue Chief Brian Goss said, “This is our fourteenth year collecting for Toys for Tots.  Over the past decade, the community has provided thousands of children with a little bit of holiday cheer. We hope to continue that success this year and invite everyone to give anything they can.”

Anthony Gaar with the Nashville Area Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program Coordinator is excited for this year’s program. “Toys for Tots continues to assist millions of families nationwide. This would not be possible without organizations like Brentwood Fire & Rescue who were instrumental in the success of the Toys for Tots campaign in Williamson County.”  Gaar added, “Toys for Tots is excited to work with Brentwood Fire & Rescue again this year.”

Businesses or other organizations operating as a public collection site should contact Danielle Kennedy at Graceworks Ministries by calling 615-807-0039 or email manger@graceworksministries.net to have toys picked up.

For more information on the national Toys for Tots program, please visit ToysforTots.org. For information about Brentwood Fire & Rescue, visit brentwoodtn.gov or call 615-371-0170.

 

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.