Fill-the-Cruiser campaign a huge success on Laurier's Brantford campus
Laurier Brantford Special Constable Services first annual “Fill-the-Cruiser”
campaign was a success, with a police cruiser literally overflowing with toys
and canned goods in support of Brantford’s Community Resource Service and the
Christmas Baskets program.
was simple: to ensure that no child
goes without a toy at Christmas, and that no family goes without Christmas
dinner. On Dec. 2, with the help of Laurier’s campus community, more than 17
boxes of toys and food were collected and donated.
“We are incredibly thankful for the support for the
program this year,” said James Yuhasz, special constable services manager on
the Brantford campus. “We donated over 450 pounds of food and almost 200 toys, which
will hopefully help make the holidays a little brighter for families in
Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations.”
In addition to donations made directly to the
Special Constable Services office on Market Street, the Stedman Community
Bookstore, Academic Administration and Residence Life also collected on behalf
of the program. Physical Resources also helped by volunteering its pick-up
truck to transport the donations that didn’t fit in the cruiser.
According to Cindy Oliver, the Christmas Baskets
program manager, more than 2,250 families and individuals received assistance
from the Christmas Baskets and Christmas dinner program last year.
For more information about the Fill-the-Cruiser
campaign, contact Timothy Wykes
student liaison, Special Constable Service at firstname.lastname@example.org
the Laurier Special Constable Service
The Laurier Special Constable service utilizes the Neighbourhood Policing Model
to prevent and solve crime through education and partnerships to make Wilfrid
Laurier University a safer place to learn, live and work, and to enhance the
quality of life for our students, faculty, staff and visitors.
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