Tri-C Police Academy Seeks Toy Donations to Benefit Families in Need
“Stuff the Cruisers” event is Dec. 11 at Western Campus
PARMA — To bring holiday joy to children in need, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) Basic Police Academy cadets are looking to “Stuff the Cruisers” with new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots program.
Donations will be accepted between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at KeyBank Public Safety Training Center on Tri-C’s Western Campus in Parma (11000 W. Pleasant Valley Road).
This is the first toy drive for Tri-C’s police academies. Plans are underway to make this an annual event that benefits children in need while providing cadets with community exposure.
"As individuals going into a public service profession, it is important for cadets to recognize the importance of giving back to the communities they serve," said Nancy Nekoranec, program coordinator for Basic Police Academies at Tri-C.
"Interacting with the public is a vital skill, and a community service project like this gives cadets a great opportunity to practice those skills."
An annual campaign run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Toys for Tots has provided new toys to families who cannot afford to buy gifts since 1947.
Donors who are unable to attend the event can email email@example.com to coordinate item drop-off.
Can’t make it on Saturday? Deliver your donation to a Campus Police office now through Thursday, Dec. 16 at the following locations (Call 216-987-4325, and an officer will meet you to accept your donation.):
- Metro Campus: MCC 030
- Eastern Campus: ESS 1209
- Western Campus: G101
- Westshore Campus: SHCS 123
Metro, Eastern and Western offices are open 24 hours. Westshore office hours are 7 a.m.–10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
December 07, 2021
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