SELMA – The Selma Police Officers Association is accepting toys until Dec. 11 for its annual toy drive. Donations will be taken to the Selma Cares event on Dec. 16 where toys and food are shared with families in need.

The SPOA’s goal is to provide Selma Cares with more than 1,000 toys. For the 2016 drive, the SPOA joined with local businesses to bring in nearly 1,300 toys. The SPOA is donating $1,000 to the effort to purchase toys.

New toys for children ages 10 and younger will be accepted. Cash donations are also being accepted. Make checks payable to Selma Police Officers Association or Selma Cares. Donations may be dropped off at the Selma Police Department, 1935 E. Front St., or at the Selma District Chamber of Commerce office, 1821 Tucker St.

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