Emergency vehicles lined Glasgow Drive to fight a fire at Woodrow Wilson High School on Jan. 26, 2016, around noon. (Photo by Emily Charrier)

Emergency vehicles lined Glasgow Drive to fight a fire at Woodrow Wilson High School on Jan. 26, 2016, around noon. (Photo by Emily Charrier)

The Lower Greenville Neighborhood Association is focusing on the Dallas Fire Department and Police Department this holiday season. With the help of neighborhood residents, the LGNA is hoping to bring these men and women a few early Christmas presents to thank them for their service.

First, for the fire department at Station 17, the association will be accepting donations of holiday treats, like cookies or even chips and salsa, to later be handed out in a basket for each of the three shifts. The holiday treats can be homemade or purchased.

The LGNA is also looking for gently used stuffed toys for DPD officers to keep in their patrol cars. Officers give the toys to children involved in car accidents and domestic violence incidents. In July the LGNA was able to collect 188 toys.

Both treats and toys can be donated between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Dec. 17 at 5843 Vanderbilt to later be delivered to Central Patrol and the fire station. For anyone who can’t donate on that day, on Dec. 15 – 16 a box will be on the porch to drop off toys and non-perishable fire station treats.


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