During the course of their duties, members of the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office visit homes of people who are struggling financially.

During the course of their duties, members of the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office visit homes of people who are struggling financially.

“You have the opportunity to literally view the need,” Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley said.

Members of the Sheriff’s Office currently are collecting toys for local children who are in need during the Christmas season.

Sherley said the Sheriff’s Office participates each year in a community toy drive.

“We’ve partnered with a local charity here,” Sherley said. “They distribute those items for us.”

A drop-off box for toy donations is set up in front of the Sheriff’s Office, which is located inside of the Justice Center, 601 S. Third St.

The Justice Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sherley said people can continue to drop off donations at the Sheriff’s Office through Wednesday.

Sherley said members of the Sheriff’s Office also are participating in a fundraiser, and the money raised will be used to purchase additional items.

He said the donations from the toy drive will be turned over to Catholic Charities for distribution.

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