Some of the state’s police officers and firefighters are teaming up to collect toys for patients at the Vermont Children’s Hospital in Burlington.
The event called "Operation Fire Cuff" is in its second year.
The operation is being run by the Vermont State Police, the Morristown Police Department and the Burlington Fire Department.
On Dec. 14 the items that have been collected will be delivered to the hospital by Santa and representatives of the three public safety agencies.
The hospital says the most-needed toys include rattles and mobiles for infants; musical and pop-up toys for toddlers, and building blocks and art kits for elementary school-age children.
For older children, they are seeking nail polish, body lotion or gift cards.