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Fill the Cruiser, Toys for Tots Benefit

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JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. -

Eleven area police agencies are helping to make sure kids without toys and those who are less fortunate will have toys to play with this holiday season. 

The 4th annual Fill the Cruiser benefit was held on Saturday at the Toys R Us in Johnson City. Set up by the Broome County Toys for Tots-- run by local law enforcement agencies. 

The event kicked off at 10 a.m., and in under three hours, six cruisers were already filled up with toys. 

 "We thought it would be great to interact with the public, to get every law enforcement agency to bring a car, and an officer to Toys R Us, and allow people to make toy donations," said the President of the Johnson City Police Association, Jody Kennedy. 

Kennedy said the public has been awesome, and they have had non-stop support throughout the benefit. Santa even stopped by to talk to some of the kids and find out what they wanted for Christmas this year. 

"I love coming to the Toys for Tots, Fill the Cruiser event and representing the spirit of Christmas. So many people stop by and donate a toy to give to the children who are less fortunate," said Santa.  

After Saturday, the toys will be taken to their Toys for Tots office and then officers will distribute the toys throughout Broome County.

If you want to get involved or donate a toy you can visit their website