Hilliard police holding clothing drive for local students

A. Kevin Corvo
ThisWeek group
Hilliard's second "Cram the Cruiser" clothing-donation drive will be held through Dec. 16. Those involved include Kristan Turner (left), recreation supervisor for the Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department; Hilliard Division of Police Sgt. Kris Settles; and Angela Zody, economic-development administrator for Hilliard.

Editor's note: Hilliard's annual tree-lighting event was canceled after this story initially was published Nov. 19.

Hilliard's second "Cram the Cruiser" donation drive will go on, but the event with which it was associated will not.

The donation drive scheduled during the annual tree-lighting event from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at Weaver Park has been canceled along with the event itself because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, said Andrea Litchfield, a spokeswoman for the Hilliard Division of Police.

Instead, residents are encouraged to make donations via a collection box at the Hilliard Community Center, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Litchfield said.

Residents may donate new winter coats, scarves or gloves for children.

All collected items will be given to K-12 students in Hilliard City Schools.

“We are grateful for the support from the Hilliard Division of Police and our entire community,” said Stacie Raterman, director of communications for the school district.

Donations will be collected through Dec. 16.

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