Presents From Police
LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS GATHER GIFTS FOR KIDS
- Aspinwall Borough Building
- 2nd Sunday an, Monday an, Tuesday a, Wednesday, Thursday , Friday an, and Saturday
- Starting on: Dec 07, 2016
- Ending on: Dec 20, 2016
- 08:00AM - 08:00PM
This Christmas will mark the sixth year for local law enforcement officers from area boroughs and municipalities to come together and collect Christmas presents to be delivered to children who cannot be home for the holidays. Once collected the presents will be delivered to kids, at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and The Children’s Institute, who cannot be home for the holidays.
Presents from Police was founded by Aspinwall Police Officer David Nemec in 2011. “It was something I felt God put in my heart to find a way for police officers to get involved and help others during a particularly heartfelt and stressful time of the year,” stated Officer Nemec. “In addition to bringing joy to the children, our hope was that it would alleviate some of the pressure on parents so that they could focus on the health of their children and leave the gift getting to us.” Officer Nemec solicits the help from neighboring police departments including Aspinwall, Sharpsburg, Fox Chapel, Shaler, Blawnox, Etna, Upper St. Clair, Indiana, Ross, Bethel Park, McCandless, Port Authority, Hopewell, Millvale, O’Hara, Hampton, The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department, City of Pittsburgh, and the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives) Mobile Unit. The presents are collected and then delivered by a fleet of police cars to the children.
Presents may be dropped off at a variety of locations throughout Aspinwall including 321Blink, Aspinwall Borough Building, Aspinwall Beans ‘N’ Cream, Farmer’s National Bank of Aspinwall, ESSPA Salon, Beautiful Boutique on Brilliant, Dr. Newman Chiropractic Center (next to Med Express), Eddie Bauer in Ross Park Mall, Dovecote, At the Wall Pilates and 40 Pittsburgh Area Mattress Firm Stores. The Children’s Institute will receive their presents Thursday December 15th and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC will receive theirs on Tuesday, December 20th at 11am in the main lobby of the hospital. Gifts will be collected through Monday, December 19th at all drop box locations.
Presents From Police is a certified 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and all contributions qualify for a charitable tax deduction in accordance with Pennsylvania Law. Checks may be made payable to “Presents From Police” and sent to 840 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (Attention Officer David Nemec).