Toys for Town

Toys for Town
Posted on 12/17/2022

Toys for Town is an annual toy drive organized by the Farmington Police Department to help make the holiday season special for children in our community. The program provides local families a holiday meal kit and gifts for their children. In 2021, there were 400 children from 120 families that benefited from this program. The police department is anticipating similar numbers in 2022. 

This year, the Farmington Police Department is setting an ambitious fundraising goal of $35,000 for this year's effort to bring back the "Art for Every Kid" initiative. If the fundraising goal is met, children ages 2 and up will be provided with a gift certificate to Muddy Waters Studio. This will provide kids the opportunity to spend quality time with family, as well as gain exposure to the arts.

Along with the fundraising goal, collection bins for unwrapped toy donations have been set out at area businesses and city buildings. (See full list of locations below). They will be available until Monday, Dec. 12. In addition, monetary donations to the Toys for Town program will be accepted at the police department. 

If your family is in need of this program, the department will take request calls through Dec. 10. Call 651-280-6TOY (6869).

Volunteers are needed to wrap and deliver toys on Saturday, Dec. 17. The wrapping event will be held at the Farmington High School, 20655 Flagstaff Ave., starting at 9 a.m. Just show up at 9 a.m. ready to wrap!

Toys for Town Ornament


Toys for Town tree ornaments are available for purchase! Proceeds will benefit the Toys for Town program. Stop by city hall, the police department, or either Farmington Liquors location to pick one up.

2022 Toy Donation Drop-Off Locations:
*Farmington addresses unless otherwise noted
City Buildings
Farmington Police Department, 19500 Municipal Drive.
Farmington Liquors, 18350 Pilot Knob Rd.
Farmington Liquors, 923 8th St. Suite #945
Farmington City Hall, 430 3rd St.
Rambling River Center, 430 3rd St.

School Buildings
Akin Road Elementary, 5231 195th St. W 
Boeckman Middle School, 800 Denmark Ave.
Dodge Middle School, 4200 208th St. W
Meadowview Elementary, 6100 195th St. W.
Farmington Community Education, 6100 195th St. W
Riverview Elementary School, 4100 208th St. W Great Oaks Academy, 115 Elm St.

Churches
Farmington Lutheran Church, 20600 Akin Road
Homestead Community Church, 344 3rd St. 
St. Michael's Catholic Church, 22120 Denmark Ave. 

Downtown Businesses
American Family Insurance, 402 3rd St. 
Celt's Pub and Grill, 200 3rd St. 
Gerster Jewelers, 332 3rd St. 
Farmington Lanes, 27 5th St. 
Dakota County Library, 508 3rd St. 
Hale Nutrition, 115 Elm St. 
Heavenly Hair, 319 4th St. 
Market on Oak and Town Sports, 331 3rd St. 
Old National Bank, 324 Oak St. 
Premier Bank, 316 Oak St. 
Synergy Dance Studio, 109 Elm St. 
Twist and Tumble, 510 Walnut St.
Farmington Bakery, 212 Oak St. 
Dakota Electric, 4300 220th St. W
Legacy of Farmington, 22300 Denmark Ave. 
Kemps, 15 4th St.
Appliance Renew, 821 3rd St.

Highway 3 Corridor
Minnwest Bank, 3380 Vermillion River Trail
BlueNose Coffee, 20700 Chippendale Ave.
AnyTime Fitness, 20700 Chippendale Ave.
Thrivent Financial, 20700 Chippendale Ave.
Family Chiropractic, 20700 Chippendale Ave.
FarmTown Brew Hall, 20700 Chippendale Ave.
Midwest Dental, 20700 Chippendale Ave.
Bourbon Butcher, 20700 Chippendale Ave.
Pellicci Ace Hardware, 3560 213th St.W. 
Dakota County Lumber, 28 8th St.
Castle Rock Bank, 22140 Chippendale Ave.
Farmington Veterinary Clinic, 645 8th St.
State Farm, 941 8th St.  

North Businesses
Crossfit Calypso, 21210 Eaton Ave. 
CVS Pharmacy, 19605 Pilot Knob Rd. 

Other Locations
BDT Metal Work, 21350 Cedar Ave., Lakeville
Children's Dental, 17677 Cedar Ave., Lakeville 
Scott Chiropractic Clinic, 15067 Crestone Ave., Rosemount
Genesis Chiropractic, 4678 Slater Road. Eagan.

The Farmington Police Department thanks everyone who made a contribution and/or volunteered last year. You helped make the season special for families in our community! 

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