It was December 2013 and a kind member of the Bluffton community dropped off an anonymous donation to our Police Department to buy less fortunate children Christmas presents. After that first anonymous donation, one of our officers felt it was important for the entire department to begin our own fundraising efforts each Christmas. The Annual Toy Drive began in 2014. Since then, the Bluffton Police Department has provided hundreds of children toys for Christmas. The toy donations come from residents, businesses and officers themselves who choose to donate their own time and money towards helping the children of Bluffton. In recent years, the department has partnered with Bluffton Self Help to help even more children. In 2018, the kind families of Bluffton donated more than 500 presents for local children.