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[TPS] – Media advisory, Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 11 a.m., 32 Division, 30 Ellerslie Avenue, Toy Drive

In Writing (all kinds) on December 20, 2016 at 7:04 AM

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media advisory, Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 11 a.m., 32 Division, 30 Ellerslie Avenue, Toy Drive

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 – 5:59 AM
32 Division
416-808-3200

On Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 11 a.m., members of 32 Division invite the media to 32 Division, 30 Ellerslie Avenue, for a Christmas Toy Drive.

Police officers at 32 Division and the community they serve wanted this year’s annual 32 Division Christmas Toy Drive to be the most successful one yet. Throughout November and December, officers in the CRU and Auxiliary Officers have been participating with residents and businesses in the community who all wanted to make this Christmas a cheerful and happy one for as many children as possible. The response has been overwhelming and encouraging.

Officers canvassed local businesses, residents, their family and friends, advertised the Toy Drive through community newspapers and flyers requesting contributions. Auxiliary Officers conducted “Cram a Cruiser with Toys” initiatives on Saturdays in partnership with a Canadian Tire store.

An internal challenge amongst the uniform platoons and sub-units was initiated, leading to over $1,600 in donations from the officers at 32 Division themselves!

“We were quite astonished at how receptive the community was,” says PC Catalin Dorobantu, one of the lead organizers. “Once they understood we wanted to make sure children would not go through the holiday season without a gift, they sprung at the chance to give.”

This year the Toy Drive collected over $8,000 in toys and contributions. The spectacle of officers holding large bags of toys like Santa Clause became a popular sight in 32 Division. The donations were stored at 32 Division and will be delivered to various unsuspecting youths within 32 Division just in time for Christmas.

This year’s toy drive was the most successful to date, resulting in more families than ever being able to benefit from the generosity and the hard work of the community, the police and Auxiliary officers at 32 Division.

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For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Superintendent Sam Fernandes, 32 Division

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