Now - Sun, Dec 5 at 3:00pm

Officers and civilian staff of the MD Natural Resources Police manage this program each year as part of the national Marine Toys for Tots program to collect and distribute toys to children in need during the holiday season. After suspending the program last year due to the pandemic, NRP is eager to resume collecting hundreds of gifts to distribute.

A Maryland Natural Resources Police patrol boat will be set up outside several retailers in Maryland beginning Nov. 13 to fill the entire boat as part of the drive.

Boatload of Toys staff will be at the following locations:

Denton, Nov. 20
Walmart, 610 Legion Road
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Annapolis, Dec. 4
Former Sears Automotive Store, Westfield Annapolis Mall
11 a.m to 2 p.m.

Berlin, Dec. 5
Walmart, 11416 Ocean Gateway
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


In 2019, NRP collected 1,771 toys and raised $1,045 in donations — and the goal is to surpass that total this year.