Police & Fire

Fairfield Police Department's First “Operation Christmas Child” is a Success

(L-R) Fairfield Police Officer High, Sgt. Niemiec, Sgt. Tracey, Mrs McNamara, Chief Manna, Lt Pollack, PO Dean, PO Sickles Credits: Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Over the last month, approximately 100 boxes of food were donated directly to a collection site in Parsippany when the Fairfield Police Department served as a collection site for “Operation Christmas Child,” a charitable program that encourages the public to fill gift-wrapped shoe boxes with small toys, toiletries and educational items.

These items are later distributed to underprivileged children around the world.

“My administrative assistant, Sharon McNamara, brought the idea to me and was the catalyst behind its local success,” said Fairfield Police Chief Anthony G. Manna.

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After the collection items leave to facility in Parsippany, they will then be brought to a distribution center in Maryland in preparation for their final destination—the hands of child in need of some holiday spirit.

According to Manna, this is the first time the department participated in this event.

“Our department is always glad to participate in these charitable programs, and as always, the Fairfield community responded in such a positive way,” said Manna.

The department is currently serving as a collection sight for non-perishable food to aid the St. Thomas More food pantry and also as a collection site for the United States Marine Corps. Toys for Tots program. Anyone wishing to make donations to either one of these programs can bring their donations to the lobby of the police department at any time.

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