The Wareham Police Department is proud to announce that the annual “Stuff-A-Cruiser” event held on Saturday, December 10th was a great success. Police cruisers parked at Target and Walmart accepted toys from people of all ages, who graciously “stuffed” on site cruisers with hundreds of toys, which were turned over to the Dick Melloni Youth Foundation to be distributed to local families in need of assistance during the Holiday Season.
Chief Kevin Walsh said the generosity of people donating toys was overwhelming, proving once again that compassion for others and the spirit of giving always comes through in Wareham, and is especially noticed when children donate toys to other children who may be less fortunate at this time of year.
Officers collecting toys at Target and Walmart included Officers Karl Baptiste, Richard Robidoux, Chris Corner, John Iacobucci, Ashley O’Brien, Matthew Donovan, Ryan Turner, Sgt. Walter Correia, Lieutenant John Walcek, Lieutenant John Gerard, and Chief Walsh, along with Assistant Harbormasters Jamie McIntosh and Michael McGuire. The generous efforts of all involved were greatly appreciated.
The management and employees of Target and Walmart, many of whom donated toys themselves, were also thanked for their involvement in the event and the opportunity given to WPD to hold the event at the store locations.
The Wareham Police Department is proud to hold this event in partnership with the Dick Melloni Foundation to help bring joy to children of all ages, and we look forward to another successful “Stuff-A-Cruiser” event in 2017.