Christmas presents given out by Tualatin Police Department
Police officers in Tualatin responded to an emergency Saturday: the holidays are here and not every family is able to afford presents for their children.
There were a few different apartment complexes that our officers went to, and we were trying to reach out to some of the lower-income areas of Tualatin, if you will, said Jennifer Massey, a police spokeswoman. We wanted to donate them to kids who may not have a lot of Christmas presents this year.
With the whole year to collect stuffed animals, Tualatin Police brought in a bounty of them.
We ended up with close to 15 big U-Haul boxes full, said Massey.
Police also received a couple of toy items in addition to the stuffed animals, Massey said. Those toys were donated along with money voluntarily withheld from some city employees' paychecks to benefit a family adopted by the city of Tualatin this year, she said.
Massey said the stuffed animal drive is a continuing effort. Police will welcome donations for next year's holiday season.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT