3rd annual CKPS toy drive for Salvation Army. Dec. 05, 2017. (Photo by Paul Pedro)

CKPS Steps UP To Give A Kid A Christmas

Chatham-Kent police are once again making Christmas wishes come true for dozens of local children.

Plenty of toys were handed over to the Salvation Army on Tuesday morning. It’s the 3rd year for the toy drive and Chair Kris Herfst says it makes everybody in the service feel great.

3rd annual CKPS toy drive for Salvation Army. Dec. 05, 2017. (Photo by Paul Pedro)

3rd annual CKPS toy drive for Salvation Army. Dec. 05, 2017. (Photo by Paul Pedro)

Herfst says her colleagues are always generous and feel good about giving every year.

“Our members are very generous and it’s the spirit of Christmas, it’s for the children. The remote-controlled cars, all the crayons, and all the creative things, yes the inner child in me is alive and well,” says Herfst.

The toy drive began November 13.

Herfst says the toy drive gets her into the spirit of Christmas.

“I love Christmas, absolutely loves Christmas. There’s a spirit of goodness in all of us and it’s alive and well in Chatham-Kent,” Herfst says.

Herfst says everybody stepped up this year.

“We do have some donations from our association and from our police services board and we went Black Friday shopping to get the most bang for our buck,” says Herfst.