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County Executive Calvin Ball Encourages Donations For 4th Annual ‘Toys For Tots’ Campaign

November 12, 2019

Media Contacts: Scott L. Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball is encouraging residents to donate new, unwrapped toys to children in need this holiday season. In 2016, County Executive Ball, then a Councilmember, partnered with Toys For Tots to launch the inaugural Howard County campaign. Toys For Tots provides free toys to our families in need (children up to 14 years old) attending Howard County public schools. Over the years, the donations have helped make the holidays brighter for thousands of families. This year toy donations will be accepted through Friday, December 13th at 12 p.m.

“For four years strong, I have been honored to partner with Toys for Tots to provide free toys to thousands of children in Howard County. We want this holiday season to be our most successful yet. For those able to give, we thank you for your generosity and for helping us spread the holiday cheer in Howard County,” said Ball. “Together, we will create a brighter, merrier holiday for our children and families in need.”

Toy donations will be accepted at the following locations:

  • George Howard Building lobby (3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043)
  • DPW - Engineering Building lobby (7125 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, MD 21046)
  • DCRS Building lobby (9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046)
  • HCPD Headquarters (3410 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043)
  • HCPD Southern District (11226 Scaggsville Road, Laurel, MD 20723)
  • HCPD Community Outreach (10741 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21045)
  • Bain 50+ Center (5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044)
  • East Columbia 50+ Center (6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045)
  • Elkridge 50+ Center (6540 Washington Boulevard, Elkridge, MD 21075)
  • Ellicott City 50+ Center (9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042)
  • Longwood 50+ Center (6150 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD 21045)
  • Glenwood 50+ Center (2400 Route 97, Cooksville, MD 21723)
  • North Laurel 50+ Center (9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, MD 20723)
  • The Multiservice Center (9900 Washington Blvd, Suite I, Laurel, MD 20723)

Families in need this holiday season are asked to contact their school’s Pupil Personnel Worker (PPW) or School Counselor to confirm eligibility and register. Schools interested in participating are asked to contact Kim Pruim at or call 410-313-2013.

Interested in volunteering? Be a part of our Howard County holiday miracle and email or call 410-313-2013 for more details.