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December 18, 2007

Lee County--  The Leesburg Police Department is making sure that dozens of Lee County foster children have gifts to open this Christmas.

For the past five years, Leesburg Police Chief Charles Moore and his officers have collected toys and money for Lee County's Division of Family and Children Services.

Tuesday, they unloaded a flatbed full of new bikes and two cars full of toys to be distributed to children and their families.

"We just talked to people and advertised and put drop boxes about and told everybody what it's for and it's for the foster children of Leesburg and Lee County and everything stays with the foster kids and the county and the city," said Chief Moore.

"It really makes their Christmas because without these donations, a lot of them would have nothing," said Lee County DFCS Coordinator Teesa Barr.

Rich-Way Transportation donated all the bicycles this year. Chief Moore says community involvement has grown over the years. Moore plans on keeping up this tradition as long as he's Police Chief.  

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