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MDTA Police to celebrate 32 years of Toys for Tots collections

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, MDTA staff, and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves have announced their 2021 Toys for Tots campaign. This is the 32nd consecutive year the MDTA Police have supported the annual effort.

In Baltimore, officers will collect new, unwrapped toys from Tuesday, December 7, through Thursday, December 9, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the Baltimore Harbor and Fort McHenry tunnels (I-895, I-95), the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695), and the Dundalk Marine Terminal.

Officers will also collect toys at sites across Maryland including the Bay Bridge (US 50/301), the Gov. Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge (US 301), the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40), and the Intercounty Connector (MD 200). Toy collections at the ICC (MD 200) will take place at the Layhill Road (MD 182) interchange.

Toll facility customers who wish to donate toys should stay right and follow directions from Santa, uniformed MDTA police officers, and MDTA staff. Sites at the Bay, Key, Hatem and Nice/Middleton bridges will be near the former toll plaza locations. Toys may be dropped off during scheduled times only.

Since 1990, MDTA employees have collected more than 166,000 toys and $138,500 from customers of Maryland’s toll facilities and the Port of Baltimore.

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