Gathering Place Partners with Tulsa Police Dept. and TPD Foundation to Host This Year’s Holiday Toy Drive

Gathering Place has partnered with the Tulsa Police Department and the Tulsa Police Department Foundation to host a Drive-Thru Holiday Toy Drive to support TPD’s Random Acts of Kindness this holiday season. The TPD Holiday Toy Drive runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, Nov. 30 through Friday, Dec.11.
Tulsans are welcome to drop off new, unwrapped toys from the safety of their vehicle by driving through the Williams Lodge Loop at Gathering Place. Toy donations will also be accepted at the Guest Services desk located inside the Williams Lodge during normal Park hours.
All toy donations collected during the two-week TPD Holiday Toy Drive will benefit TPD’s Random Acts of Kindness and provide officers the opportunity to surprise Tulsa kids with toy gifts during the holiday season. 
“This toy drive won’t just impact the kids who receive these toys for Christmas but it will also impact our officers as they go out and find those in our community with the greatest needs,” says Roger Chasteen, TPD Foundation Chairman. “None of this could be possible if it wasn’t for the generosity of citizens in Tulsa.  It is an honor to support our officers and citizens alike during the holiday season.”
The TPD Holiday Toy Drive will be carried out with special attention to ensure everyone’s safety. Gathering place asks that when dropping off new, unwrapped toy gifts, please observe health and safety guidelines, like wearing a mask, maintaining social distance, and remaining in the vehicle.
 “2020 has indeed been a challenging year on so many fronts,” says Tony Moore, Executive Director of Gathering Place. “Thank you Tulsa Police Department for still finding a way to bring holiday joy to Tulsa kids who need it most.”
If you cannot make it to the Holiday Toy Drive but would still like to support TPD’s Random Acts of Kindness, please consider a tax-deductible monetary donation to the TPD Foundation. For more information on the TPD Holiday Toy Drive, visit