This holiday season, support your fellow Philadelphians in need by donating toys for the children and gifts for parents sheltered by â€œWomen Against Abuse.â€
The South Street Police Detail “Mini-Station” (9th and South Streets) is hosting a toy and gift drive now through December 21. UNWRAPPED gifts may be dropped off at the station, attention Lt. Goodson. Gifts are especially needed for 15-17 year olds.
A message from Lt. Goodson of the SSPD:
In keeping with prior holiday traditions, the South Street Police Detail “Mini-Station” is continuing its efforts to uplift families which may be experiencing difficulties for reasons beyond their control. This year we have partnered with the Philadelphia-based organization â€œWomen Against Abuse.” This organization places emphasis on women and children who may be in situations abusive in nature and provides them with the needed services to remove themselves from those environments.
They also provide the needed life skills necessary to sustain success after they have transitioned from the shelters back to life on their own. Currently the program has three shelters which service approximately 150 children of various ages and 90 parents.Â Our goal is to have at least 200 toys donated to these children as well as miscellaneous items for the parents.
I urge our friends, businesses, residents, and community groups to support this endeavor. Itâ€™s amazing how just one simple seed of kindness can blossom into a garden of love and remembrance. Join us in showing our thanks for what we have by uplifting those less fortunate.
Your support in this effort will be greatly appreciated.
Lt. Michael J. Goodson #314
South Street Police Detail
905 South Street