Operation Fire Cuffs collects presents for UVM Children’s Hospital


You can help make Christmas special for kids spending their holidays at University of Vermont Children’s Hospital by supporting Operation Fire Cuffs.

Law enforcement, fire departments, and other agencies from all around northwestern Vermont, are once again teaming up for this special toy drive.

Vermonters are asked to donate new, unwrapped toys by Wednesday, December 13. The toys will be delivered to the hospital on Thursday, December 14 at 1 p.m.

Any toy will be accepted, but the hospital has listed some specific needs.

For infants: rattles and mobiles are suggested.

For toddlers: musical toys, pop-up toys, stand & walk toys, large blocks, stacking toys and trains are encouraged.

For school-aged children: Legos, art kits (jewelry making, painting, etc.) and athletic gear (balls, clothes, etc.).

For tweens: Nail polish, body lotion and journals are all suggested, as well as gift cards to iTunes, Walmart, Kmart, Best Buy or Hannaford.

Included drop off locations are listed below.

Burlington Fire Station 1
136 South Winooski Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
Burlington Fire Station 5
23 Ferguson Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
Burlington Electric Department
585 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Burlington Police Department
1 North Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
Vermont State Police
Williston Barracks
2777 St George Road 
Williston, VT 05495
Vermont State Police
Saint Albans Barracks
140 Fisher Pond Road
Saint Albans, VT 05478
Morristown Police Department
121 Lower Main Street 
Morrisville, VT 05661
Colchester Police Department
835 Blakely Road
Colchester, VT 05446
South Burlington Fire Department
575 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
Essex Town Fire Department 
188 Sand Hill Road
Essex, VT 05452
University of Vermont Police Department
284 East Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
Winooski Police Department
27 West Allen Street
Winooski, VT 05404
Essex Junction Fire Department
3 Pearl Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
American Red Cross
29 Mansfield Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
Milton Police Department  
37 Bombardier Road
Milton, VT 05468
Fairfax Rescue 
13 Goodall Street
Fairfax, VT 05454

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