FIRESTONE — Wrapping paper, ribbons and gift tags were in abundance last month as volunteers gave of their time to wrap hundreds of gifts for the annual Santa Cops program.
The program is an annual effort by the Firestone, Frederick and Dacono police departments to provide toys, clothing and gifts for children in the Carbon Valley area who may not otherwise have a gift during the holiday season.
“Santa Cops is a remarkable program that annually brings the spirit of joy and giving to the children of our community,” said Mayor Pro-tem Paul Sorensen.
Gifts and donations came in throughout November and early December to the Firestone Police Department to help provide gifts for 172 children this year.
Beverly Medina, the Firestone Municipal Court Clerk and Santa Cops coordinator, said the annual program is a great opportunity for people in the area to give back to the kids.
“The generosity bestowed upon the Carbon Valley Santa Cops program is a way for all of us to give to our community,” she said. “It allows many wishes to come true.”
Gifts were distributed to the families by a Firestone police officer the week of Dec. 17, 2012.