The Bettendorf Police Department is collecting toys for this year's "Pack a Police Car Toy Drive." Also accepting donations is "Scott for Tots."
Normally the police and fire departments are out in full force taking donations from the public. However, this year officials say the pandemic means won't be out collecting. Instead, they will have a donation barrel in the police department lobby.
The toy drive kicks off on November 9 and will last until December 11.
All the toys donated will benefit Operation Toy Soldier and will go to children of local military members in need.
Scott for Tots is collecting toys in Clinton Iowa. The program was started in 2018 by Scott Stubblefield to help collect toys for kids during the holidays.
You can now donate at several locations including Million Auto, and Iron Horse fitness club in Clinton. According to Stubblefield, they especially need toys for kids 15 and under.