December Blog

Adams County Sherriff image of toys collected Adams County Sherriff toy drive










Please Donate a Toy to the Adams County Sherriff’s Foundation Today!

When a couple of representatives from the Adams County Sheriff’s Foundation came to Hyland Hills last year to ask for help in finding toys for needy children, it was quickly made very clear that Hyland Hills employees had the heart and compassion to listen. Why? Because our team realized that we are so fortunate to be able to come to work each day, allowing us to have a regular stream of income to help us navigate through life and its everyday challenges. We learned that this is not the case for a lot of the families with children that the Adams County Sheriff’s Department interacts with during the holiday season. Often, those interactions are the result of a traumatic, sometimes even criminal situation that the kiddos are a part of, through no fault of their own. Regardless, they find themselves right smack in the middle of very sad situations – while the rest of us enjoy the holiday season.

Our employees and guests donated hundreds of great toys for the first-year toy drive in 2017 and it ended up being a great success, bringing smiles to hundreds of kids. And, it’s the kids we have in mind again as we hope to top last year’s donations with even more items this year.

We are coordinating our efforts with the Adams County Sheriff’s Foundation and will be collecting toys through December 14th at Hyland Hills locations. We are hoping to receive toy donations for kids of all ages, from infants through teenagers.

You are invited to be a part of this effort, and you don’t have to break the bank to help out. After all, what child wouldn’t love a stuffed animal, cool truck, car, game or a nice new doll to play with? For the older kids, think footballs, basketballs, baseballs/softballs, mitts, soccer balls. And, we have heard that some of the teen girls like nail and makeup kits, backpacks, or small purses.

We are asking that all the items remain UNWRAPPED, as the Adams Sheriffs Foundation has many volunteers lined up to help do the wrapping.

You can drop off your gift(s) at any of the following Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District locations: Perl Mack Community Center, Carroll Butts Indoor Arena, The Golf Courses at Hyland Hills, Ice Centre at the Promenade, Adventure Golf & Raceway, Gymnastics Center/MAC, and at the Administration Office.

Please consider making a toy donation this year. We understand there are lots of people asking for donations, and it can sometimes be difficult to know for sure that your donation is actually getting to the people who really need the help. Your gift will be very much appreciated and you can rest assured that the Sheriff’s Foundation will properly use all donations, and YOU, will be making a child very happy with your generosity.

Thank you in advance for participating in our toy drive…happy giving everyone!