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Community Donates Over Two Truckloads of Gifts in Annual Collection

The Southington Police Department's annual gift drive led to the collection of two truckloads worth of gifts as officers look to help the less fortunate this holiday season.

To say the annual Stuff-A-Cruiser was a success would be an understatement.

The Fourth Annual Police Gift Drive on Saturday led to the collection of over two truckloads of gifts and a considerable amount of cash donations as members of the Southington Police Department look to help the less fortunate this holiday season.

The department held the drive Saturday at the Walmart store on Queen Street, encouraging area residents to take action and donate what they can to help those in need. The response was more than encouraging.

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"Thanks to the generosity of local people going to Walmart, we were able to donate two pick up trucks full of not only toys, but other needed gifts such as blankets, dishes, items of clothing, small appliances and cash. People even donated three bicycles," the department said on it's Facebook page Wednesday.

The department is offering a special thanks to the management and staff of the Southington Walmart store.

"We also recieved help this year from the Southington police command staff, Southington police officers, Southington Police Explorer Post 57, several of the officers' families, and students from Strong Elementary School," the press release said.

All donations will go to Southington Community Services to assist with their annual holiday gift program.

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WhiskeyTangoFoxrot December 07, 2012 at 02:12 PM
I'm glad to see that $100,000 mobile command post is finally being put to good use.

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