Somerset County Sheriff’s Office to Collect Toys for Tots


SOMERVILLE, NJ – While holiday shopping this year, residents are encouraged to purchase a toy to donate to the 2022 Toys for Tots collection drive and help a child in need this holiday season. The toy collection drive is sponsored by Somerset County Sheriff Darrin J. Russo and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

“Every child deserves a Christmas. The holidays can be one of the most trying times for families who feel they cannot give their children what they need,” said Sheriff Russo. “During these difficult economic times, let’s help put a smile on the face of every child by donating an unwrapped, new toy.”

“We hope the generosity from our employees and residents continues this year to support this great cause,” said Sergeant Joseph Bialiy. “Many thanks to those who contributed last year.”

Gift Guidelines
Toy donations should be new and unwrapped, safe (non-choking hazard toys for infants and toddlers), and age-appropriate for both boys and girls. The ages of gift recipients range from newborn up to 14-years of age. Toy gun replicas and gift cards will NOT be accepted.

Drop-off Locations
In addition to a Toys for Tots drop-off location in Somerville, the Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Somerset County Park Commission to offer several other convenient drop-off locations listed below. The deadline for donating at all locations is Dec. 13.

Somerville Drop-Off Location
A collection box has been placed inside the vestibule at the entrance to the County Administration Building, located at 20 Grove St., Somerville, NJ 08876. Toys can be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, until Tuesday, Dec. 13.

For general information about donating to Toys for Tots, contact Toys for Tots Manager Sgt. Joe Bialiy at 908-231-7197, email, or visit

Somerset County Park Commission Drop-Off Locations:

  • Colonial Park (Park Ranger Station) at 156 Mettlers Road, Somerset, NJ
  • Duke Island Park (Visitor Center) at 191 Old York Road, Bridgewater, NJ
  • Environmental Education Center at 190 Lord Stirling Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Stables at Lord Stirling Park at 256 S. Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ
    There will be a special Toys for Tots event on Dec. 3.
  • Neshanic Valley Golf Course at 2301 South Branch Road Neshanic Station, NJ
  • North Branch Park (Headquarters) at 355 Milltown Road, Bridgewater, NJ

For more information about donating to Toys for Tots at the Somerset County Park Commission, call Somerset County Park Commission Administrator of Leisure and Community Services Dina Trunzo, CTRS at 908-722-1200 ext. 5234. For hours of operation, visit

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
The mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to assist the U. S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to children in-need at Christmas. This assistance includes providing day-to-day leadership and oversight of the Program, raising funds to provide toys to supplement the collections of local Toys for Tots Campaigns, providing promotional support, and defraying the costs of conducting annual Toys for Tots Campaigns.

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