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UT Tyler Police Department Announces Annual Toy & Supply Drive

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November 21, 2016

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

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The UT Tyler Police Department is holding its annual public toy and supply drive for the Children's Advocacy Center of Smith County, Police Chief Mike Medders announced.

Participants may bring new, unwrapped toys for children ages 2 and older to the department no later than Friday, Dec. 16. The police department is located at 3410 Varsity Drive in the UT Tyler University Service Center, room 125.

"Please join The University of Texas at Tyler Police Department in making the holidays a little brighter for local children and their families," Medders said. "As a reminder, the department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

The department will also accept additional items for the CAC to help fulfill the needs of children and families. These items include soap, baby shampoo, large diapers, basic cleaning supplies and toiletries.

The Children's Advocacy Center of Smith County is dedicated to child victims of physical and sexual abuse and strives to reduce trauma through a unified effort that facilitates thorough investigations, effective prosecutions and the healing of the children and their families.

For more information, call 903.565.5840 or 903.566.7060.

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