North Adams Emergency Services Holding Toy Drive

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams emergency services to collect toys for local children for their annual toy drive. 
 
In a statement released Thursday morning, city emergency services announced that they will unlikely be able to collect toys outside of Walmart as they have done in past years.
 
Instead, they ask that new unwrapped toys be dropped off at the ambulance, fire, or police stations.
 
Local businesses interested in collecting toys can contact MaryAnn King at mking@northadams-ma.gov to receive their own drop-off box. 
 
All donations are due by Dec. 1. All toys are distributed locally. 
 
 

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