November 10, 2009

Toyz for Keyz Kidz gears up for Christmas

Sheriff’s Office employees are beginning  their yearly effort to collect toys for needy kids in the Keys this Christmas season.

They have named their effort “Toyz for Keyz Kidz”, (formerly Toys for Tots). The group works in partnership with the Salvation Army to distribute toys and food during the holidays.
Right now, they are collecting unwrapped new toys and monetary donations. The donations and toys can be dropped off at Sheriff’s Substations on Cudjoe Key, in Marathon, Islamorada and Plantation Key as well as at the Sheriff’s Headquarters building on Stock Island. All proceeds will benefit needy Monroe County kids age 0 – 17 this Christmas. Last Christmas season, hundreds of families benefited this toy drive.

This year, those organizing the effort are offering the opportunity for businesses to become “Corporate Sponsors”. For a donation of $300 or more, a business can become a sponsor and the business name will be publicized at various fundraising events and on posters, etc., through the holiday season.

For more information, contact Peggy Bryan in the upper Keys at 853-3211; Linda Mixon in the middle Keys at 797-0089; and Tiffany O’Connell in the lower Keys at 292-7050.

There are three events coming up to raise money for Toyz for Keyz Kidz:

November 2, 2009

Sheriff sells Surplus Vehicles and items by Sealed Bid

Monroe County - The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will sell a number of surplus vehicles and items at auction by sealed bids. Some of the items to be sold include old unmarked patrol cars, seized and unclaimed property including jewelry, tools, electronics equipment.

All bids must be received by no later than 10:00am on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at which time they will be opened publicly. A complete list of vehicles and items to be sold may be viewed at our web site, Bidding instructions and required bid form is available on the web site as well, or can be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters building, Finance Division, or by contacting:

Johnnie Yongue: 305 293-7477

John Fowley: 305 202-6832

The property to be sold will be open to public inspection at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters Building at 5525 College Road, Stock Island, Key West, FL at the following dates and times:

November 18, 2009 from 9:00am-11:00am
November 19, 2009 from 2:00pm-4:00pm

The Sheriff’s Office makes no representation or guarantee regarding whether any item contains precious or semi-precious stones or metal, nor do we guarantee authenticity, mechanical condition or any brand name.

All sales are as is, where is.  All sales are final.