Halton Regional Police Service Toys for Tots Program Helps over 3,900 Families

Halton Regional Police Service Toys for Tots Program Helps over 3,900 Families
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Staff Sergeant Dave Cross

Staff Sergeant Dave Cross

Sgt. Dave Cross #1932 is the Media Relations Officer with the Halton Regional Police Service. His office is located at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON.

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The 2013 Toys-for-Tots campaign collected over $334,000 in toys, gift cards, cash and food exceeding last year’s collections by $49,000. The donations benefited over 3,900 families throughout Halton over the Christmas season, 200 more needy families than in 2012.

Halton Police are so grateful for the support of the following community partners:   Minor Oaks Hockey Association( M.O.H.A.) “Fill the Net Campaign” organized and led   again by  team manager Polli Taylor who helped raised over $59,000 in Toys, gift cards, cash and Canadian Tire money. Burlington Lions Optimist  Minor Hockey Association( B.L.O.M.H.A.)toy drive organized and led again by Shari Carruthers who helped raise over $36,666 in Toys, gift cards, cash and Canadian Tire money.

Other community partners who made significant contributions included Flower pot press for their donation of $83,000 worth of children’s books, Canadian Tire, St Mildred’s- Lightbourn School, TD/Canada Trust, The Region of Halton, Mandarin Restaurant, Halton Honda, G.E. Water,  Halton Hurricanes, Budd’s,  East side’s Auto group and the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation.

Halton Police are also grateful for the many other schools, businesses, residents,  communities and many volunteers who helped make this campaign such a success.

In 2013, civilian and uniform members of the Halton Regional Police Service graciously contributed their own time and personal funds to assist in the campaign again.

Halton Police held a “Gift Card Challenge” through individual platoon fundraisers and units which was a huge success raising over $3000 for needy families.  Members helped  collect over $50,000 in cash and toys at Canadian Tire stores and Halton Police Stations.

Chief Steve Tanner remarked, “By working together, as one team; the community, our partners and our own members have clearly shared in the spirit of giving to those less fortunate”.

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