Every day, Connecticut state troopers encounter children in need. Many of these children would not wake up on Christmas morning with a smile if it were not for the generosity of the people of Connecticut.

The State Police are bringing its “Stuff a Crusier” Holiday Toy Drive to a location near Shelton this weekend.

On Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., off-duty state troopers from Troop G (Bridgeport barracks) will be on hand to collect new, unwrapped toys at Walmart, 150 Barnum Ave. Cutoff, Stratford.

The toys collected will all be distributed to local social services agencies.