OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Bicycles, stuffed animals, hula hoops and more filled the lobby of Gulf Hills Resort in Ocean Springs.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office picked up the large collection of toys Tuesday for their Santa With A Badge program.
Hotel manager Donna Brown says one staffer bought 30 bicycles for the toy drive. Other toys, gifted by club members and families in the neighborhood filled up four boxes.
Brown says she’s excited to help families enjoy the holidays.
“It just brings back the joy of Christmas that we all had as children, and knowing that the sheriff’s department is putting smiles on children right here in Jackson County, it gets it right here in the heart.”
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has held Santa With A Badge since 2014.