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Santa’s Helpers

(Photo courtesy City of Falls Church)
(Photo courtesy City of Falls Church)

For the past 13 years, the Falls Church Police Department has hosted and coordinated a Toys for Tots drive to permit citizens, residents, City employees and police officers to gift families in need in Virginia by bringing new, unwrapped toys to be donated to less fortunate children. On Monday, Dec. 22 the toys from this year’s drive were assembled and brought to Dumfries, Virginia where the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve sorted and distributed them to families and churches.

According to the Toys for Tots Foundation, “The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them n becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.”

Falls Church police officers shown here are (left to right) Detective Symoun, Officer Laina Vittone, Sergeant Frank Hicks, Corporal Jiwan Chetri and officers James Brooks.