Michigan State Police gather toys and gifts for families with "Stuff a Blue Goose"
Michigan State Police are joining up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berrien County for a unique take on the seasonal toy drive.
We've all seen those iconic blue police cars from the Michigan State police, called the Blue Geese. This holiday season the officers are trying to stuff them with toys and coats for families in need.
Starting Saturday, you'll find a Blue Goose at different locations around Niles and Benton Harbor. State police troopers are asking that you bring unwrapped, brand new toy, hats, gloves, scarves and coats. Even monetary gifts will be accepted.
Their goal is to fill each Blue Goose with things they can give to families in need at the Big Brothers Big Sisters banquet on December 17.
Trooper Duwayne Robinson says it all apart of the force's contract with the community.
"Let's be a bright spot for the community," said Robinson. "We're not all about locking people up, writing traffic tickets and such. Our priority is to serve the community. And that includes our children."
"You have a lot of people who are struggling financially. If there is something we can do as a law enforcement agency in collaboration with an organization like Big Brothers Big Sisters, then we jump right on that bandwagon."
Their will be two locations for you to stuff the blue goose. Tyler Automotive in Niles and the Hilton Garden Inn from 11am until 3pm.