Chief: Few donations in Leesburg annual toy drive - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Chief: Few donations in Leesburg annual toy drive

Since 2001, Chief Charles Moore has collected toys for Lee County Foster kids. Since 2001, Chief Charles Moore has collected toys for Lee County Foster kids.
People can make monetary donations with checks made to the Leesburg Foster Kid Program, or they can drop off an unwrapped toy to any Dollar General, Fred's store, or fire department in Lee County People can make monetary donations with checks made to the Leesburg Foster Kid Program, or they can drop off an unwrapped toy to any Dollar General, Fred's store, or fire department in Lee County
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

The police chief of Leesburg is hoping people will come through to keep an annual toy donation drive alive.

Since 2001, Chief Charles Moore has collected toys for Lee County Foster kids.

This year, the collection has expanded and people can bring toys to any Lee County Fire Station.

But Chief Moore doesn't have much to show so far.

He said 26 children have a wish list which Moore will get from DEFACS on Tuesday, and he needs to fill each one.

People can make monetary donations with checks made to the Leesburg Foster Kid Program, or they can drop off an unwrapped toy to any Dollar General or Fred's store in Lee County (Philema Rd., Hwy 19, Robert B. Lee, Hwy 82). And for the first time, any fire station in Lee County is accepting toys and donations.

Chief Moore said with much concern and debate about police abusing authority, he wants people to know the police are "here to help," and this is just another way they demonstrate their help beyond work hours.

Copyright  2015 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Trump's health care retreat weighs on global stocks

    Trump's health care retreat weighs on global stocks

    Monday, March 27 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-03-27 13:07:41 GMT
    Monday, March 27 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-03-27 13:08:42 GMT
    (AP graphic)(AP graphic)

    Asian stock markets are trading lower as caution among investors prevail with lingering doubts about the future policy agenda of the new U.S. administration following the health care reform failure.

    More >>

    Asian stock markets are trading lower as caution among investors prevail with lingering doubts about the future policy agenda of the new U.S. administration following the health care reform failure.

    More >>
  • Pollen brings big business for Albany car washes

    Pollen brings big business for Albany car washes

    Monday, March 27 2017 7:07 AM EDT2017-03-27 11:07:01 GMT
    Car washes are busy this time of year (Source: WALB)Car washes are busy this time of year (Source: WALB)

    Car washes in south Georgia are staying busy as customers try to keep their cars clean of pollen. 

    More >>

    Car washes in south Georgia are staying busy as customers try to keep their cars clean of pollen. 

    More >>
  • UPDATE: AMA receives a new roof after the January storms

    UPDATE: AMA receives a new roof after the January storms

    Monday, March 27 2017 6:22 AM EDT2017-03-27 10:22:04 GMT
    The Albany Museum of Art was hit hard by the January 2nd windstorm (Source:WALB)The Albany Museum of Art was hit hard by the January 2nd windstorm (Source:WALB)

    After nearly three months with a temporary roof, the Albany Museum of Art is now getting a permanent one. Albany Museum of Art’s Executive Director Paula Williams told WALB News 10 that the building sustained around $3 million worth of damage due to the January storms.

    More >>

    After nearly three months with a temporary roof, the Albany Museum of Art is now getting a permanent one. Albany Museum of Art’s Executive Director Paula Williams told WALB News 10 that the building sustained around $3 million worth of damage due to the January storms.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly