Bay County Sheriff's Office Project 25 kicks off

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BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Many families in our area are having a tough time buying gifts for the children this holiday season, which is why the Bay County Sheriff’s office is holding its annual toy drive to help out.

Friday, more than 400 families, with children 10 and under, signed up for the toy drive. Parents can come in and register their children to receive a basket of donated gifts this holiday season. Officials say there may be a possibility that there could be another sign-up day.

“It depends on how much we get in donations. From cash donations to new toys and that’s how many kids we can help, so it varies each year,” said Bay County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Ruth Corley.

The toy drive has provided gifts for thousands of children over the past 39 years.

Officials say they’re taking money and new toy donations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bay County Sheriff’s Office. Officials say they prefer to have all donations in by December 10.

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