CMPD Explorers Christmas Project Toy Drive

December 42023 - December 312023

If you would like to donate toys, you can drop them off at any Charlotte Fire Station​ or​ CMPD Division Office or Christmas Project toy drive events listed below.​

Toy Donation Guidelines

  • Toys for children 14 years old and under
  • No violent toys
  • New unwrapped toys (You can always provide gift wrapping paper with your donated toys)

Donate Toys Through Amazon

Here’s an easy way to donate! Click on the Amazon link, purchase a toy and it will be shipped directly to CMPD for the Explorer’s Christmas Project Toy Drive!

Browse the Amazon toy selection here.

Calendar of Events

Join CMPD and Queen City News for the following drive-thru donation events!

Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway:

On Thursdays bring a toy to donate and receive $5.00 off admission

  • Thursday, December 7, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Thursday, December 14, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Charlotte Motor Speedway

Walmart Toy Drive Collection Days:

  • Friday, December 1, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Galleria Walmart in Matthews – 1830 Galleria Blvd.
  • Friday, December 8, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Mountain Island Walmart in Charlotte – 9820 Callabridge Ct.
  • Friday, December 15, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Whitehall Walmart – 8180 S Tryon St

Blakeney Holiday Events:

Blakeney Holiday Tree Lighting Toy Collection

  • Friday, December 1, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Blakeney Shopping Center – 9870 Rea Rd

Blakeney Holiday with Santa and Toy Collection

  • Saturday, December 16, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Blakeney Shopping Center – 9870 Rea Rd

CMPD Ceremony & Delivery Day:

  • Thursday, December 21, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., 1831 N. Tryon St

We understand that sponsoring a child or family for Christmas takes time. If you prefer, leave the shopping to us! You can make a monetary donation to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Explorers Post. Donors can make a monetary donation through PayPal by clicking here.

Donors can write checks to CMPD Explorer Post 237/247 and mail to:

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
  • Attention: Officer Ryan Botzenmayer
  • 601 East Trade Street
  • Charlotte, NC 28202

Donors can make a monetary donation through Venmo to: @CMPDExplorersProgram

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