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CCPD: Fill the Boat toy drive a success

By Staff | Dec 11, 2012

The Cape Coral Police Department and U.S. Coast Guard’s Fill the Boat toy drive was a tremendous success this past weekend, officials reported. Thanks to the generosity of Cape Coral residents, they collected more than 1,600 toys.

Four hundred dollars was also donated to the cause, along with a sizable gift card from Wal-Mart. They were used to purchase toys for older children, as the majority of the donated toys were geared toward younger children.

In the coming weeks, the toys will be donated to needy children in the Cape in hopes of brightening their holiday season.

“The Cape Coral Police Department is grateful for our partnerships with the U.S. Coast Guard and Wal-Mart for this worthwhile charity event,” Lt. Tony Sizemore said. “We are also incredibly thankful for the generous citizens of Cape Coral, who have truly made a difference in the lives of many children.”

Source: Cape Coral Police Department