Tons of Toys for Tots gathered at ORRHS Stuff-A-Cruiser drive

Dec 14, 2020

MATTAPOISETT — ‘Tis the season of giving, and the Community Service Learning Club at Old Rochester Regional High School gave back by stuffing a police cruiser — or two or three — with toys from the community for those in need. 

Every year, the club holds a stuff-a-cruiser event, where Old Rochester students gather toys from the community to give to Toys for Tots. 

This year, the club about tripled the total number of toys they received last year. 

Club member Cameran Weaver attributed the success to the additional day the club spent gathering donations. 

“That way, if someone forgot to get a toy, they could do it today,” she said. 

The toys were picked up by Toys for Tots and brought to the Plymouth donation center, where they’ll be distributed to families in need of gifts for the holidays. 

And this year, toys that keep people from staying cooped up inside were particularly popular.

“We got a lot of outdoor things,” like sleds and baseball equipment, Weaver said. 

But the crown jewel donation came from Turk’s Seafood Market and Sushi, who donated around $450 worth of toys. 

And even though the club didn’t literally place all the toys in the back of police cruisers when they were donated, Weaver said they would have filled “at least two, maybe three” if they did.