Seward Rotary Club and the Seward Police Department, assisted by Concordia University Rotaract Club, will be conducting their annual “Stuff the Cruiser” Gift Collection on December 2nd and 3rd in Seward
The Seward Police Department, Seward Rotary, and Concordia University Rotaract will collect toys, clothing, and other gifts outside of area businesses for their annual gift drive campaign to “Stuff the Cruiser” for children in financially challenged families in Seward County.
The groups are accepting new toy donations and cash gifts to supplement the campaign.   The local campaign will be held at Dollar General and Orschelen’s in Seward on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 11 to 12:30 pm and there is still also a box for toys in the store for collections.  The “Stuff the Cruise” team will be at WalMart on Friday December 2, from 3:00 to 7:00 and Saturday, December 3th from 11:00 am through 3:00 pm.
Toys can also be dropped off at the Seward Police Department or Seward Civic Center through Friday, December 9thth.  The Police Department is located at 159 S. First Street and the Civic Center is at 616 Bradford Avenue.  The toys are to be sorted by the sponsoring organizations-the Seward Rotary Club and the Seward Police Department, along with members of the Concordia University Rotaract Club.
The toys are distributed to area children whose families may not be able to afford Christmas gifts this year.  The groups annually serve over 100 children.  The parents of the children are given the opportunity to select the toys they’d like for their children during their scheduled shopping appointment on Saturday, December 10th with an appointment. 
To nominate a child for gifts, contact the “Stuff the Cruiser” hotline at 402-641-9789 by Thursday, December 8th.  Information needed includes pParent’s name, child’s name, age and sex of the child and a time that the parents/ guardians can schedule an appointment and meet with local Rotarians and “shop” on Saturday, December 10th.   You can also discuss and request certain items and toys the child might enjoy.  The program is for children that are newborn through age 12.  If you are unable to come to the distribution site, the toys can be picked up at the Seward Police Station.
Co-Chairs for "Stuff the Cruiser" are Police Chief Brian Peters and Seward Rotarian Melanie Ayres.