Domestic Violence Shelter Christmas Toy Drive


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Posted Online: Nov. 29, 2012, 1:39 pm
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Press release submitted by Davenport Police Department



Davenport Police Association and Union of Professional Police

The DAVENPORT POLICE ASSOCIATION and UNION of Professional Police, along with US ADVENTURE RV are once again sponsoring the annual DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE, which benefits the many children and families served by FAMILY RESOURCES INC.

This annual event has helped countless children and families throughout the Quad City area during the Christmas season by providing Christmas presents to children living in shelters, safe houses, and those served by various programs. This program can not be successful year after year without the help of donations and support from the community and various businesses.



The real victims of domestic violence are the innocent children, who have no choice as to where they live but with your help, we can improve their Christmas.



This year's collection event will be held at:

NORTHPARK MALL, SOUTHSIDE BY FIRESTONE/JC PENNY

SATURDAY DECEMBER 15TH (9AM TO 6PM)

SUNDAY DECEMBER 16TH (10AM TO 5PM)



New "unwrapped" toys or monetary donations will be accepted and 100% of all Proceeds will be used to help provide a Christmas to children who otherwise may not have one.



Donations may also be dropped off at additional locations (Monday through Friday) at US ADVENTURE RV 5120 N. Brady Street and/or State Farm Insurance (Matt Sturdevant) 1903 Pershing Ave.



Monetary donations are tax deductable (please make checks payable to Family Resources Toy Drive).



For additional Information, please contact Cpl. Kris Mayer, Coordinator for this years toy drive at KMayer@ci.davenport.ia.us or at 563-328-6762.





















 




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