Recently the main storage area for Toys for Tots in Burlington, MA was broken into and approximately $15,000 worth of toys were stolen. As a result, the State Police have gotten involved, not only in the investigation of this case, but in acting the part of Good Samaritans for the Toys for Tots campaign.
Our office has been the recipient of such a gesture. We have gratefully accepted your many generous donations of toys for needy children but have had difficulty getting them to the police barracks in Framingham where they are now being taken. A simple phone call brought a man in blue to our office to pick up 10 bags of toys that had been recently dropped off. Quoting our office manager, "yesterday a very handsome state police officer came and took our remaining Toys for Tots. Because of the Pod robbery they extended the drop off date. I had explained that I could not get to Framingham so asked if the route 9 state policeman of the day could come here and he did and was a true gentleman, he took 10 bags worth of just dropped off toys. It was a kind gesture on the state police's part!"
Kudos to the officer for picking up the toys, and kudos to all of you, for your generous contributions to this worthy cause.