The City of Grove City and Grove City Division of Police launch the sixth annual Cram the Cruiser holiday gift drive, benefitting children under the care of Franklin County Children Services (FCCS).  Drive through to safely drop off your donated items from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, at Grove City United Methodist Church, 2684 Columbus Street.

This year only, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cram the Cruiser will not be collecting toys. FCCS requests donations of gift cards, new books, hats, scarves and gloves. Donations are also welcome directly to the Franklin County Children Services website.

Download the 2020 Cram the Cruiser handout.

Youth under the care of FCCS often experience abuse, neglect or other difficult home situations and this year has been especially challenging for some. The annual Cram the Cruiser gift drive provides a joyful outlet and assurance to the 6,000-plus children that others care.

Since 2015, Grove City’s Cram the Cruiser toy drive collected more than 29,000 gifts, gift cards and donations in excess of $4,000. The effort is supported by volunteers representing the Grove City Division of Police, Citizens Police Academy, Grove City United Methodist Church, City of Grove City, Parks and Recreation VIP youth volunteers, area businesses, local civic groups and residents.

For more information, call 614-277-1718.