FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 17, 2014
CONTACT: Peter Van Delft
The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department recently participated in the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve “Toys For Tots” Program.
Delivering several bags full of toys and games to the organization’s Boston branch, members of the House of Correction, Nashua Street Jail and Correction Officer Training Academy helped to make the toy collection drive a success.
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
“I’m proud of all of our staff members who contributed to the cause this year,” said Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins. “Toys For Tots is such a special program and we’re always happy to lend our support. Any time that we have opportunities to offer assistance to families in need and make a difference, particularly during the holidays when difficulties can become magnified, we should take them. After all, if we have the means to make life even just a little bit better for families and lift the spirits of the children in our communities, why wouldn’t we do it?”
For more information about Toys For Tots, visit: www.toysfortots.org.