SFPD kicks off annual holiday toy drive

The San Francisco Police Department's 2016 Holiday Toy Drive kicked off Thursday.

Residents can drop off new, unwrapped toys in a marked toy bin at any Walgreens store in the city until Dec. 19.

The toys will be given to San Francisco children in need,according to police.

Officers hope to exceed the number of toys donated last year, which was about 2,500.

"Everyone can make a difference in a child's life," Interim police Chief Toney Chaplin said in a statement.

Anyone who cannot donate a toy but wants to help can contribute to a Go Fund Me account at https://www.gofundme.com/sfpdtoydrive2016, which the San Francisco Police Foundation established to buy toys for other underprivileged children.