The Pleasanton Police Officers Association will be taking donations from the public. Those interested in donating items may pick up gift tags listing the requested items at the Pleasanton police headquarters, 4833 Bernal Ave.

For details, call dispatcher Betsy Jones or officers Ryan Dawson or Michael Rossillon at 925-931-5100.

The Livermore police department and Citizen's Academy Alumni Association will also be collecting gifts for its 10th annual Giving Tree program.

The giving tree, which carries tags of requested gifts, will be in the police department lobby, 1110 S. Livermore Ave., through Dec. 14. The lobby is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Those who wish to donate should pick a tag, purchase the item, and bring it to the police station. Volunteers will wrap collected gifts and donations and deliver them to the families.

Livermore police will also have a donation box at the Lizzie Fountain during the Holiday Sights and Sounds Parade on Dec. 1.

Contact Jeremy Thomas at 925-847-2184 or follow him at twitter.com/jet_bang