Sarnia Police cram a cruiser event. Photo courtesy of Sarnia Police.Sarnia Police cram a cruiser event. Photo courtesy of Sarnia Police.

'Cram a Cruiser' events to support local organizations

A couple of donation drives will be held in Sarnia this weekend to support the Inn of the Good Shepherd and the Sarnia & District Humane Society.

The Sarnia Police Service (SPS) will hold the 11th annual Cram a Cruiser Toy Drive, in partnership with the Inn, on Saturday, December 9 at Lambton Mall.

A cruiser will be parked in front of Toys R Us from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

"We recognize that 2023 has been an exceptionally difficult year for many and we want to continue to help make a difference in our community," read an SPS social media post. "This year, the Inn of the Good Shepherd has seen a 25 [per cent] increase in families accessing the food bank. In addition, nearly 500 children have yet to be sponsored to receive a gift and we hope to make a difference and provide assistance to these families this Christmas."

Meanwhile, a similar event will also be held at Ren's Pets on December 9 to support some furry friends at the humane society.

Ren's Pets, SPS, and The Paint Cat have partnered for the "Christmas Paws Cram a Cruiser" event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The store is located on Exmouth Street, near the intersection of Lambton Mall Road.

The humane society has a list of items they are requesting on its website

Some of the current items the organization is asking for include non-clumping cat litter, new or unused small cat beds, towels and small fleece blankets, cleaning supplies, and horse bedding pellets.

Gift cards to local businesses or will also be accepted.   

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