Message from the Chief: Season of Giving

By Chief Jim Monger01-chief-jim-monger

The season of giving is right around the corner. If you are looking for ways to give back this holiday season, you’re in luck! The Beaverton Police Department along with our city hall have a couple of opportunities for you to help those in need.

The police department—located at 4755 SW Griffith Drive, and city hall—located at 12725 SW Millikan Way, will be collecting jackets during our annual Winter Coat Drive. From November 9 until December 12, we encourage you to drop off any gently used jacket, any size, in one of the designated collection bins. Once collected, we will be handing them off to three local shelters (Beaverton Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center, Beaverton Union Gospel Women and Children Shelter, and Portland Police Sunshine Division) for them to distribute to men, women, and children in need.

Also from November 9 through December 12, you can stop by the police department or city hall for our annual toy drive in partnership with the mayor’s office and KPTV. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys which will make their way to 150 local non-profit organizations. We will be accepting donations for children of all ages, but gifts for tweens and teens in particular are needed.

Whether you chose to participate in one of these events or find your own way to pay it forward this season, we want to thank you for making a difference. Happy holidays!