The Nassau County Police Department and the NCPD Explorers – in partnership with County Executive-Elect Laura Curran of Baldwin and Legislator Kevan Abrahams of Hempstead – traveled around the County this past weekend, distributing toys to children in economically disadvantaged areas.
The Toys of Hope Children’s Charity & American Giving Project Toy Parade held on Saturday, Dec 2, distributed more than 3,000 toys to children from Pre-K to 6th grade, in Roosevelt, Uniondale, Freeport and Baldwin.
Acting Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder joined the toy caravan, which featured a float carrying Santa with gifts. Police motorcycles and patrol cars led the parade, giving children and their families a chance to interact with the police, as it went to these four pre-selected locations, between the hours of 10am and 2:30pm:
Grace Church Cathedral in Uniondale;
Roosevelt HS/Middle School;
Bethel AME in Freeport;
First Church Baldwin.
In addition to receiving a toy, each child was given a voucher for a Long Island Nets basketball game, donated by the organization, which included representatives from International Warehouse Group, Pacific Link and Talay Rentals.