Letters: Cops appreciate toy donations
Published 11:16 am, Friday, January 16, 2015
The members of the Westport Police Union and Westport Police Benevolent Association would like to extend our sincere gratitude for the generous contributions we received during our 2014 Holiday Toy Drive.
The annual toy drive historically has been tremendously successful, and we are happy to say again this year was no different!
Because of the commitment to this cause that our donors show year after year, we were able to donate gifts to several hundred children throughout Fairfield County who otherwise would not have received toys for the holidays.
Toys were distributed to the Interfaith Housing Association (Westport), Norwalk Community Health Center (Norwalk), The Carver Center (Norwalk), Newtown Kindness (Newtown), St. Vincent's Medical Center (Bridgeport), Bridgeport Hospital (Bridgeport), and St. Charles Urban Center (Bridgeport).
The project would not be nearly as successful if it were not for the individuals and local businesses that show their support, concern, and generosity toward the underprivileged in our area.
Each year as the members of the Westport Police Department collect the donations, we are deeply touched by the generosity and caring that we see. To see not only adults demonstrate the true spirit of the holidays, but children as well, is truly heartwarming.
With thanks from the bottom of our hearts, and special thanks to the Athletic Shoe Factory who support us year after year.
Sgt. Jill Ruggiero
Westport Police Union
Westport Police Benevolent Association