Tuesday, November 17, 2015

CCSO Launches 10th Annual 'Celebrate With A Star' Toy Drive

The community is invited to join the Collier County Sheriff’s Office as we make the holidays merry and bright for some deserving Collier kids currently dealing with traumatic, life-changing events.

This year’s CCSO “Celebrate With A Star” program will benefit children assigned to the 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem program in partnership with the Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida (VFK) agency.

There are more than 350 children currently living in Collier County who have been abandoned or are alleged to have been abused or neglected. Guardian ad Litem volunteers advocate for these children in the courts, the child welfare system and the community. Children in the program range from infant to 19 years in age.

Click here to learn more about VFK.

Participating in “Celebrate With A Star” is easy. If you’d like to provide a gift for a child, just send an e-mail to media@colliersheriff.org and we will reply with a child’s age and his or her holiday wish.

Or, if you prefer, you may stop by and select an ornament from the tree in the Human Resources lobby of the Sheriff’s Office headquarters, 3319 U.S. 41 E., in the Collier County Government Center. Each ornament has a child’s holiday gift wish.

VPK prefers for gifts to be wrapped, but will also gladly accept unwrapped. Please make sure to securely attach the star provided to your donated gifts.

“Celebrate With A Star” gifts must be dropped off by Friday, Dec. 4. If you have any questions, call CCSO’s Media Relations Bureau at 252-0604 or e-mail media@colliesheriff.org.

Gifts may be dropped off in the Human Resources lobby of the Sheriff’s Office headquarters or at any of the following CCSO substation locations:

North Naples 

776 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Naples, FL 34108

Golden Gate 

4707 Golden Gate Parkway
Naples, FL 34116

East Naples 

8075 Lely Cultural Parkway
Naples, FL 34113

Golden Gate Estates 

1195 CR 858
Naples, FL 34120


32020 U.S. 41 East
Ochopee, FL 34141


112 South First Street
Immokalee, FL 34142