The Burrillville Police Department has officially launched its annual Christmas drive and will be adopting 16 local families this year – up from nine in 2019 – providing a complete holiday from winter gear, Christmas stockings and gift cards for a holiday meal.

“The need is greater than ever, as you can all imagine, but the process of identifying those in need took a little longer,” the department noted this week. “All of our officers and civilian staff form teams and help to purchase gifts for the children and their families, but we can’t do what we do without the amazing help we receive each year from members of the community.”

Those interested in helping out are asked to contact Lisa Rabideau at 401-568-9494 x1, or

Read more about the annual effort here.

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