This year Eden Prairie city facilities, including City Center, the Police Department, the Community Center and the Senior Center, will serve as drop sites for Toys for Tots now through Wednesday, December 18. Toys for Tots accepts new, unwrapped toys and games for kids at locations throughout the Twin Cities (they cannot accept clothing, food or liquid products).
At City Center and the Police Department (8080 Mitchell Road), the Community Center (16700 Valley View Road), and the Senior Center (8950 Eden Prairie Road) look for the Toys for Tots logo near the front desks of each building.
In addition, from 1:00- 4:00 on Saturday, December 14, EPPD staff and a squad car will be in the atrium area outside the lower level of JCPenney at Eden Prairie Center to collect toys.
Law enforcement has unique relationship with Toys for Tots. Each year employees from law enforcement agencies all over the Twin Cities collect toys and load them into squad cars for a procession to the KARE11 studios in Golden Valley where the toys are unloaded and eventually distributed to children who would otherwise not receive a holiday gift.