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Last Minute Toy Store provides over 6,000 reasons to celebrate giving to families in need this Christmas

by PRIDE Newsdesk
Sheriff Daron Hall (l) with Dan Robble

Nashville/Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office once again partnered with the Last Minute Toy Store (LMTS) to make sure that over 6,000 children have presents under the tree this Christmas.

As the name suggests, Last Minute Toy Store is the last chance for families in need to shop for free new toys who have not been helped by or have missed the deadline for other Middle Tennessee charities and organizations in 2022.

The event is the result of a year-round effort led by LMTS President Dale Robble with the help of partners like DCSO.

This year is the first time in three years that the toy store was able to happen in person.

“During the pandemic we came up with a drive-through program where the family would show up and we would provide a bag full of toys that we had selected for the age group of the children,” said Sheriff Daron Hall. 

However, Sheriff Hall said that he and his volunteers missed the experience of shopping with the parents.

“The visual of the mother shopping and seeing her being able to receive gifts for her children that they weren’t going to get is hard to even measure,” Hall said.

According to LMTS President Dale Robble: “This year, 6,920 Davidson County children were served from 2,646 families. These children will have Christmas this year thanks to over 1,200 hardworking volunteers and thousands of generous supporters of this ministry.”

LMTS is a 501 c (3) ministry of Highland Park Church and United Methodist churches in partnership with Sheriff Daron Hall and The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, along with the United States Marine Reserve Toys for Tots.

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