Officers with the Dryden Police Service have made the difficult decision to opt-out of their annual Stuff-a-Cruiser holiday campaign with local partners this year, due to COVID-19.

Instead, officers are asking the Dryden community to make monetary donations to Christmas Cheer to help those in need over the holidays, non-perishable food donations to the Dryden Food Bank, and the DPS will still move forward with their annual Reverse Advent Calendar Food Drive.

Christmas Cheer is an annual fundraising campaign in the Dryden community, supported by the Community Support Centre NW. They will not be accepting food and donations this year due to the pandemic.

Donation forms can be emailed to cheer@drytel.net, deposited in the Christmas Cheer drop-box at the Community Support Centre at 53 Arthur Street, or mailed. Cheques should be made payable to Christmas Cheer, and e-transfers may be sent to cheer@drytel.net.

The annual Stuff-a-Cruiser event supports Christmas Cheer each year, and officers with the DPS work with OPP officers, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Northwest EMS and more to collect food and toy donations for the community.

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COVID-19 changes Christmas Cheer campaign
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