Trooper Kendra Wilson
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 12, Frankfort
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KSP Post 12 Shop With A Trooper
Date of News Release: 12/26/2007
(Frankfort, KY) - Twenty kids from eight different families received toys and clothing this holiday season thanks to the team work of the Kentucky State Police Post in Frankfort and several area businesses.
On November 1, 2007, Mr. Gatti's Family Fun Centers in Louisville, Kentucky started collecting new toy donations. The customers, mainly kids, exchanged the toy they brought in for games and food at Mr. Gatti's Family Fun Centers. This is the second year Mr. Gatti's Family Fun Center has collected toys. Mike Daleo, Mr. Gatti's District Manager, said "The toy drive is all about kids helping kids".
On December 17, 2007, the toys that were donated were collected and turned over to the Kentucky State Police Post 12 located in Frankfort. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, several needy families came to Post 12 in Frankfort and chose toys for their kids. Post 12 also received cash donations from CATO in Frankfort as well as Kentucky State Police employees. The money donated assisted several families in the Post 12 area by allowing them to participate in the "Shop with a Trooper" Program. The Apparel Group LTD in Louisville, Kentucky also donated clothing that helped several needy kids and adults.
The Franklin County Cabinet for Health and Family Services helped Post 12 find families who needed assistance this holiday season.