Saturday, June 15, 2024

Assistance needed for San Police and Cadets Christmas Drive


The Christmas Season is here once again, and the San Pedro Police Department, along with the San Pedro Cadet Corps are embarking in their second annual toy and food drive. An initiative by the Community Policing Unit, the Christmas Drive collects items to be distributed to underprivileged families on the island. In 2014, the Christmas Drive brought much joy to families in the San Pedrito and DFC Areas, and this year, they expect to double their efforts.San Pedro Cadets Foreva Fancy Christmas Gift Giving-4
Items will be collected from Friday, November 20th up to Sunday, December 20th. “The intent of the drive is to collect small toys in good condition and non-perishable food items to give as food hampers to less fortunate persons in the San Mateo, San Pedrito and San Juan Areas of San Pedro Town. Christmas is a time of giving and we want to give a little back,” said Officer of the Coastal Executive Unit, Superintendent Sandra Bowden.San Pedro Cadets Foreva Fancy Christmas Gift Giving-2
Toys can either be new or gently used, as the aim of the drive is just to give back to the community and spread Christmas cheer. “We are seeking the cooperation of both the business community and individuals to assist us with this cause. Help us to make Christmas possible for others, even if it’s in a small way,” said Bowden. All items collected will be separated into Christmas hampers that will be distributed in the final days leading up to Christmas. No donation is too big or small.San Pedro Cadets Foreva Fancy Christmas Gift Giving-8
Items can be dropped off at the San Pedro Police Station on Pescador Drive, or call 206-2022 for pick up. Deadline for donations is Sunday, December 20th. The San Pedro Police and Cadet Corps would like to take the time to thank all those who have already made generous donations towards the Christmas Drive and they encourage the rest of the community to give. The San Pedro Police Department would also like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday.

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