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Westport Police Thank Community for Support

Westport Police Sgt. Jill Ruggiero submitted the following letter:

The members of the Westport Police Union and Westport Police Benevolent Association would like to extend our sincere gratitude for the extremely generous contributions we received during our 2010 Holiday Toy Drive .

The annual toy drive, sponsored by the Westport Police Union and the Westport Police Benevolent Association and run by its members, has historically been tremendously successful. This year was no different.

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 organizations such as the Interfaith Housing Association in Westport, Norwalk Community Health Center in Norwalk, Bridgeport Council of Churches in Bridgeport, St. Charles Urban Center in Bridgeport, Burroughs Community Center in Bridgeport and local individual families in need.

The project would not be nearly as successful if it weren't 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 is displayed. To see not only adults demonstrate the true spirit of the holidays, but children as well, is truly heartwarming.

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