Continuing the tradition of bringing added joy to children during Christmas, the City of Grove City and Grove City Division of Police launch the seventh annual Cram the Cruiser holiday gift drive, benefitting youth 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. 5, at Grove City United Methodist Church, 2684 Columbus Street.

FCCS requests donations of gift cards, new books and toys. Donations are also welcome directly to the Franklin County Children Services website.

Download the 2021 Cram the Cruiser handout.

Youth under the care of FCCS often experience abuse, neglect or other difficult home situations, and the past two years have 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.

The 2021 drop-off locations:

  • City Hall, 4035 Broadway
  • Evans Center, 4330 Dudley Ave.
  • Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave.
  • Safety Complex, 3360 Park St.

Since 2015, Grove City’s Cram the Cruiser toy drive collected in excess of 30,000 items and gift cards, and more than $5,000 in monetary donations.

For more information, call 614-277-1718.