"Fill the Police Car" Collection Drive Seeks Food, Toys, and Coats

November 24, 2017
Dwayne Page
The Smithville Police Department is partnering with Cash Express to "Fill the Police Car" on Black Friday, November 24th at 126 E. Bryant Street. Fill the police car with food, toys, and coats.

Cash Express will be hosting its annual "Fill the Police Car" event on Black Friday, November 24th at their business location 126 E. Bryant Street. A Bake sale is also being held. The Smithville Police Department is partnering with Cash Express in this event and providing the vehicle to fill up with non-perishable food items, toys, and coats. Please stop by with your gift of love and grab a bite to eat as there will be food available.

“Friday we are doing a fill a police car for our annual toy and coat drive for DeKalb County and everything will stay in DeKalb County. Its from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. We will take new or used toys, coats, clothes, and non-perishable foods. We’ll also be serving hot dogs and chips that day,” said Athena Knauer.

“We have over 100 drop box locations in DeKalb County including Liberty and Alexandria but you can also drop off your donations at our location on East Bryant Street. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.,” said Knauer.

“All the toys will be distributed to needy families by the Smithville Police Department. The Clothes Closet will also get some (toys) and of course the coats and clothes go to them as well. All of our non-perishable foods will go to “Gods Food Pantry” in DeKalb County for families who need help with food. We will get with the schools and the class with the most donations from each school will get a pizza party. We also get with the schools to see if there are any kids that need a winter coat and if so we’ll distribute the coats after we wash them,” Knauer continued.

For questions concerning this event, you may contact Jamie Dawson or Athena Knauer at Cash Express, 615-597-3427.

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