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Biloxi firefighters collecting gifts for MS Dept of Child Protection Services

Remember to wrap and label any gift you bring. (Photo source: WLOX News) Remember to wrap and label any gift you bring. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Boxes like this one will be posted at Biloxi's fire stations. (Photo source: WLOX News) Boxes like this one will be posted at Biloxi's fire stations. (Photo source: WLOX News)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

You have a chance to help a child who has been placed in the care of the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services in Harrison County. Currently, there are more than 774 children in DHS care.  

You may visit any one of Biloxi's fire stations to drop off your gift donation now until December 15. DHS needs gifts for children up to age 16. Those gifts may include toys, toiletries, educational materials, baby wipes and diapers. 

“We can all appreciate the importance of family, especially at this time of year,” Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney said.  “We have the means to make Christmas a little more special for those children who have been placed in the care of DHS.”

Please remember to wrap any gift you bring and label it with the appropriate age and gender. 

For more information about the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services’ Gift Drive, call 228-897-5790, ext. 4. For the location of your nearest fire station, call the Biloxi Fire Department at 228-435-6200.

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