DLNR recruits fill two drop-off boxes for annual Toys for Tots drive
It is the season for giving, and recruits with the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement Academy Program went the extra mile this year to connect with their community and boost holiday spirits.
The 42 men and women of recruit class 22-01 collected more than 80 new toys, books and games for the annual Toys for Tots toy drive. The recruits and Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement staff members donated one or two toys each, and also collected gifts through family members. They were able to fill two drop-off boxes worth of toys last week, just in time for Christmas.
“We hope these small gestures can help to spread a little joy to local children and their families this holiday season,” Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement Chief Jason Redulla said in a press release. “It’s a great way for our recruits to hit pause from the rigors of training and connect with the communities we serve.”
The recruits are more than halfway through their training program, which started in August. Set to graduate in March, this is the largest academy class of state conservation recruits to date.