- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Members of law enforcement are collecting toys for the annual “Kids, Cops and Christmas” program for needy children in Rhode Island.

The program kickoff is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at the Statehouse. State police, the Police Chiefs’ Association and attorney general’s office will bring unwrapped gifts, with the goal of providing 1,000 toys to 1,000 children this season. This is the program’s seventh year.

The children are affiliated with various community groups and service organizations, including Crossroads Rhode Island, Family Service of Rhode Island, A Children’s Friend, the Hispanic Ministerial Association of Rhode Island, Project: Night Vision, the Center for Southeast Asians, the Multi Service Center for All, the Mt. Hope Neighborhood Association, African Alliance and the Chad Brown Alumni Association.

Several businesses will also make toy donations.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide