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2023 Auburn drive-thru toy drive set for Dec. 2

November 29 2023

AUBURN, Ala.- Since the '70s, Auburn has hosted an annual toy drive designed to assist families in the Auburn community during the holiday season. This year, Auburn Public Safety will hold its first ever drive-thru Toy Drive on Dec. 2 aimed to provide Christmas gifts to over 400 registered children ages 2 through 14.


Aubie will make a special appearance to the Dean Road Recreation Center to visit with Toy Drive donors and volunteers!

Anyone wishing to donate can drop off newly purchased unwrapped gifts at the Dean Road Recreation Center, 307 S. Dean Rd, on Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Helpers will accept donations, sort gifts into age-appropriate categories and build donation bags for registered children.

During this holiday season please remember those who may be less fortunate. All donations are extremely important. Please be reminded that while we are unable to accept monetary donations, but any purchased gift is appreciated.


The Auburn Toy Drive needs volunteer helpers on Dec. 2, 3 and 10. Sign up to volunteer or find more information about this event at

Questions regarding the Auburn Toy Drive can be directed to Sidney Hancock at Auburn Public Safety at 334-501-3113.