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NEWS RELEASE: LMTS Opens This Week!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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LAST MINUTE TOY STORE OPENS THIS WEEK
Ticket distribution Wednesday; shopping Thursday, Friday, Saturday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville-Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall announced Monday the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) is, once again, partnering with the Last Minute Toy Store (LMTS) and ticket distribution will begin Wednesday. This service is provided for Davidson County residents who are not receiving assistance from any other charitable organization. According to Hall, it brings joy to families and volunteers alike.

“We are thrilled about our third year of partnership with the Last Minute Toy Store. In 2018, we provided toys, books, stocking stuffers, and other holiday items for more than 5,500 children who,
otherwise, would have had nothing on Christmas morning,” Hall said. “Anyone who came out last year to donate or volunteer can tell you what an impact the store can have on all involved. We saw parents coming out of the store after getting their shopping tickets in tears and it’s meaningful to our volunteers; knowing they are making a difference. The sheriff’s office is proud to be part
of this unique and meaningful event.”

Ticket distribution is scheduled for Wednesday 4 – 7 p.m. at the DCSO Service Center, 5117 Harding Place. Each ticket will have a date/time to return for shopping on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis, and the store is conveniently located on WeGo Public Transit route 52B. When returning for shopping participants
should provide the following:

• Photo identification;
• Proof of Davidson County residency (utility bill, rent receipt, etc.);
• Official documentation showing name and date of birth for each child (birth certificate,
government assistance card or letter, shot record, etc.);
• Proof of income (pay stub, unemployment/government assistance/separation from work documentation,
etc.).

LMTS President Dale Robble, who has helped coordinate the LMTS effort for years said, “In 2017, we began this new partnership and had no idea it would be such an overwhelming success. It exceeded our expectations and we feel truly blessed to continue working with the sheriff’s office to, literally, provide Christmas for thousands of children,” Robble said. “As successful as we were
last year, that can’t continue without the support of our community. I hope you will take time this week to drop off a donation or go to our website to donate through Amazon and help a child in
need.”

Toys and $20 gift cards for teens are being accepted at the DCSO Service Center 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. until Wednesday, December 18. Donations may also be dropped at the DCSO administration
building downtown, 506 Second Avenue North, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

“It is the season of giving and helping those who are less fortunate.” Hall said. If you are looking for a charitable organization to assist this holiday season, I hope you will make it the
Last Minute Toy Store. Many families won’t have gifts for their kids without your generosity.” Hall added.

If you need more information, please visit www.lastminutetoystore.com.

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