Operation Bicycle - City of Bridgeport Connecticut Police Department
The City of Bridgeport Connecticut Police Department's Community
Service Division in collaboration with the City of Bridgeport
School Resource Office, recently conducted an "Operation Bicycle"
fundraiser. Initially, this fundraiser was put into action to raise
enough money to provide 200 bikes to children of struggling
families for the holidays. The City was able to raise enough money
and bikes from local merchants and private donors to be able to
exceed their original goal of 200 bikes and ultimately were able to
give out 300 bikes to city children at a special ceremony at
Central High School on December 23, 2012. Each of the City's
schools were represented as the Bridgeport Police Department asked
each school to submit a list of 6 - 9 families who could use some
help prior to the holidays. Having Bigelow Tea Corporate
headquarters and our manufacturing Plant right next door in
Fairfield, CT and our Direct Marketing facility right in the heart
of Bridgeport, we here at Bigelow Tea, see every day the great work
being done by the Bridgeport Police Department and were happy and
fortunate enough to donate both a girl's and boy's bicycle to the
event. The event's organizer, Police Sergeant Paul Grech said
it best at the ceremony "we just want to make some kids'
Christmas, a little better". Congratulations to the Bridgeport
Police Department for doing just that....and then some !!!
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