STATE POLICE “STUFF A CRUISER” TOY DRIVE

Schedule your holiday shopping and throw a few extra toys in the cart for the kids at Connecticut Children’s!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


For 22 years, troopers from Troop H of the Connecticut State Police have been as busy as Santa’s elves carrying out their December Toy Drive.

With assistance from Ambulance Service of Manchester (ASM) and Aetna Ambulance, the troopers have collected more than half a million toys and more than $200,000 in donations to benefit children who find themselves in the Emergency Department at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center during the holidays and throughout the year.

Children who have to visit Connecticut Children’s can be overwhelmed with the unknown. Toys collected by the State Police provide a welcome distraction to children and help encourage communication between a care provider and patient. Making a donation today helps provide smiles all year long. Sometimes a toy can be the one thing a child remembers about their visit – a memory you can create.

Unable to make it to one of the toy drive locations?
DONATE TODAY

 


Schedule:

Thursday, December 13, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday, December 14, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, December 15, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday, December 16, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Locations:

Walmart Manchester – 420 Buckland Hills Dr, Manchester, CT
Click for Google Maps driving directions

Walmart East Windsor – 44 Prospect Hill Rd, East Windsor, CT
Click for Google Maps driving directions

Walmart Cromwell – 161 Berlin Rd, Cromwell, CT
Click for Google Maps driving directions

CT Children’s and State Police Toy Drive in Pictures – 2017

The 2017 Toy Drive was again a great success. Below you will find a collage of pictures from the days spent collecting toys for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The Toy Drive took place December 14th-17th at Toys R Us locations in Manchester, Newington and West Hartford and brings in cash donations and toys for children treated at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center locations through out the year.

Annual CCMC, CSP, ASM & Aetna Ambulance Toy Drive

The 2016 Toy Drive was again a great success. Below you will find a collage of pictures from the days spent collecting toys for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Disaster Triage Online Game Needs EMS Study Participants

HARTFORD —  In a correspondence from Dr. James Parker of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center:

Calling all Paramedics, EMTs and EMS students!

60 Seconds to SurvivalLeaders of the Study are examining the utility of the video game as a learning tool for START/JumpSTART.

You are invited to participate in this fun research study based out of Yale University School of Medicine.

WHAT DO I GET?

  • Access to an online GAME where you learn & practice MASS CASUALTY TRIAGE for PEDIATRIC and adult patients.
  • 3.25 hours of CME time.
  • $15 Amazon Gift card.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?

  • Agree to play the game once a week for 15 minutes (for 13 weeks).
  • Provide feedback on the game when prompted.

I’M IN, HOW DO I SIGN UP?

  • please email me at JFParke@ConnecticutChildrens.org
  • Please include what organization you’re from.
  • She will send you the link to the game and further details about CME.
  • Remember, you can withdraw at any point – (but won’t get the gift card).

Your reply implies verbal consent (information sheet at end of message).

Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Jim Parker, MD

EMS Liaison

860-837-5432

jfparke@connecticutchildrens.org

Aetna and ASM are not affiliated with this study. 

CT Children’s and State Police Toy Drive in Pictures – 2015

State Police Bring Toys to Kids in the Hospital

BY AMANDA RAUS

Monday, Dec 22, 2014 • Updated at 5:16 PM EST NBC Connecticut

The look of pure joy on a child’s face melts the hearts of veteran troopers.

“This is a good day. We wish every day could be Christmas,” said Lt. Col. Butch Hyatt of the Connecticut State Police.

State troopers went door-to-door at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford on Monday, handing out toys to children in the hospital’s emergency department. From Barbie dolls to blocks, the wish lists were covered, and troopers raised more than $20,000 thanks to the generosity of people around the state.

“Every toy you see, and all the dollars in the check, come from the public from their hearts, so these children can have a good Christmas,” said Hyatt.

But the toy giveaway isn’t limited to Christmas. State police, the Ambulance Service of Manchester and Aetna Ambulance collect toys around the holidays as part of an 18-year tradition and hand them out year round. Read the full article here...

Connecticut State Police, Aetna and ASM Toy Drive for CCMC – Event Wrap-up

HARTFORD — On December 22, 2014 a dozen Connecticut State Police cruisers, ambulances from Aetna and ASM and a UHaul full of donated toys convoyed from Troop H to Connecticut Childcare’s Medical Center. Over the course of the last four days, team of Troopers and members of the Aetna and ASM families joined together for the 18th annual effort.

According to Connecticut Children’s President Marty Gavin, thus far the Toy Drive has brought in $220,000 and a half million toys. Last year alone $18,000 and three UHaul trucks full of toys were donated. Each year enough toys are brought in to give a toy to each of the 59,000 children seen at all of CCMC’s locations. Enough even to give a toy to any siblings that accompany the child on their visit.

This year, Aetna and ASM contributed 216 hours to the effort. We are extraordinarily proud to take part and to be team members with CCMC and the State Police. 

Aetna, ASM, State Police Toy Drive Pictures for 2013

WEST HARTFORD — Attached are pictures from the Connecticut State Police ‘Stuff a Cruiser’ Toy Drive for 2013 which is a team effort with Aetna Ambulance and the Ambulance Service of Manchester.

The Toy Drive took place December 19-22 at Toys R Us locations in Manchester, Newington and West Hartford and brings in cash donations and toys for children treated at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center locations throughout the year. Photo credit to David Tedeschi.

State Police Toy Drive: Gallery 2 – Newington

Note: Aetna Ambulance does NOT provide emergency services to the Town of Newington. Always dial 9-1-1 in the case of an emergency.

NEWINGTON — Aetna Ambulance and the Ambulance Service of Manchester were part of the team in the 16th Annual Connecticut State Police “Stuff-a-Cruiser” Toy Drive. The Toy Drive aims to provide a toy to each child seen at Connecticut Children’s throughout the year. This year’s haul was over $10,000 in cash for Child Life Services and over 50,000 toys.

State Police Toy Drive: Gallery

HARTFORD — Aetna Ambulance and the Ambulance Service of Manchester were part of the team in the 16th Annual Connecticut State Police “Stuff-a-Cruiser” Toy Drive. The Toy Drive aims to provide a toy to each child seen at Connecticut Children’s throughout the year. This year’s haul was over $10,000 in cash for Child Life Services and over 50,000 toys.

Click Continue Reading for more photos…

CCMC - Ambulance Service of Manchester - Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Continue reading

This Week: State Police Toy Drive to Benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

HARTFORD — Aetna Ambulance and the Ambulance Service of Manchester have once again been asked to take part in the annual Connecticut State Police “Stuff-a-Cruiser” Toy Drive to benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

The Toy Drive (or “Stuff-an-Ambulance”) is open for collection at the Manchester, Newington and West Hartford locations of Toys R Us on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday 12/13: 4:00 pm-10:00 pm
  • Friday 12/14: 4:00 pm-10:00 pm
  • Saturday 12/15: 9:00 am-10:00 pm
  • Sunday 12/16: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Connecticut State Police, Aetna and ASM hope to collect enough toys in one weekend to give a toy to every child seen at Connecticut Children’s throughout the year.

Organizations or individuals that are interested in donating toys to this cause should call (860) 647-9798 x 249 for details or to arrange to have toys picked up at their location. 

Aetna’s Tiago Paula Santos Visits CCMC’s Kids Are Great Learning Center

Aetna Ambulance - Tiago Paula Santos Visits CCMC Day Care Center

Aetna Ambulance – Tiago Paula Santos Visits CCMC Day Care Center

HARTFORD — Aetna EMT-Intermediate Tiago Paula Santos made a recent visit to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s Kids Are Great Learning Center to do a show-and-tell with an Aetna ambulance.  Continue reading