Sunday, March 3, 2024

Get In the Holiday Spirit with Southlake DPS!

What’s more magical than toys under the tree on Christmas Day? Being the elf that helped get them there! Each year, the Southlake Department of Public Safety (DPS) holds a toy drive to connect Southlake residents with those in need this holiday season.

On this week’s episode of Minute with the Mayor, Councilmember Amy Torres-Lepp met with Fire Marshal Kelly Clements to talk about the toy drive program.

Bikes donated for the DPS Toy DriveLots of gifts make their way through the lobbies of DPS each year, including bikes, toy cars, baby dolls, and more! Residents can drop off new and packaged toys in each of the DPS lobbies from now until December 23, when they will be handed off to The Giving Project.

As children wake up and run to the tree, these toys will find their way to families in need and brighten up their Christmas morning.

“I’m really excited to see how this community bands together and all the support we get to show these deserving families,” said Councilmember Torres-Lepp.


Toys donated in the DPS lobbyIf you’re interested in supporting families in need in other ways this holiday season, visit the Southlake Cares page, where you can find information on giving back to the City of Southlake’s partners like GRACE, Metroport Meals on Wheels, SafeHaven of Tarrant County, and so many more.



To watch the full episode of Minute with the Mayor, click below:

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