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.

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

Stores, Emergency Personnel ‘Stuff A Truck’ To Help Families

South Windsor Toy DriveHARTFORD COURANT

by Quron Walker

Local first responders, along with Stop & Shop, 1739 Ellington Road, and Geissler’s Supermarket, 965 Sullivan Ave., held the annual “Stuff A Truck” event on Dec. 12 to gather money, food, and toys for South Windsor families in need.

The South Windsor Police Department partnered with the South Windsor Fire Department, and Ambulance Service of Manchester helped as well. The organizations worked together to collect food and toys at the locations.

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Nora Young, an EMT with Ambulance Service of Manchester, said she was happy with the turnout and with how residents support one another, as well.

“People always want to help their community out,” she said. “We just give them a place to do it.”

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. 

Stuff-a-Truck in South Windsor a Success

South Windsor Touch a Truck ASM

ASM’s Mandi-Lynn Guertin and Cody Lemire.

SOUTH WINDSOR — ASM had the fortunate opportunity to work alongside several agencies including South Windsor Police and South Windsor Fire Department as part of a holiday Stuff-A-Truck event. The following is a note from Adult and Senior Services regarding the success of the event:

I wanted to say a big thank you to you and all of the staff and volunteers who have helped us this holiday season! The Food and Fuel Bank is going to be set for several months to come thanks to the generosity of time the volunteers and staff gave to the cause.

The community is extremely generous, and you all made it easier for them to donate by being stationed at both grocery stores before Thanksgiving and yesterday as well. The monetary donations will help several families with oil during this cold season. And of course the toys will go to very excited children on Christmas day! It doesn’t get any better than that!

I would love it if you can pass along our thanks, from the entire Human Services Department, for your commitment to helping your neighbors. It so greatly appreciated!

Yesterday’s total was just under $2000 in cash, $85 in gift cards, countless bags and boxes of food and dozens and dozens of toys! In November, the monetary donations were almost $4,000 in addition to all the food!

May you all enjoy this holiday season knowing you brightened the days of so many!

Andrea

Director of Adult and Senior Services

Human Services Department

Town of South Windsor

Snow Queen to join ‘Stuff a Truck’ event

Snow QueenJOURNAL INQUIRER

SOUTH WINDSOR — The Police Department, the Fire Department, and Ambulance Service of Manchester will hold a “Stuff a Truck” food and toy drive, which will include a special guest character actor.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Stop & Shop, 1739 Ellington Road, and at Geissler’s Supermarket, 965 Sullivan Ave.

Organizers are looking for new, unwrapped gifts, including clothing, toys, gift cards, and food.

The donations will benefit local families in need during the holiday season.

“Anything that people can do to make these families’ and children’s holidays a little better is much appreciated,” South Windsor Police Lt. Scott Custer said.

The Snow Queen, from www.Onceuponafairytalect.com will join volunteers in collecting donations and also will be available for pictures.

For more information, contact Officer James Nicoletta at 860-648-6256, or at james.nicoletta@southwindsor.org.

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.

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

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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. 

Toy Drive: Connecticut State Police, Aetna and ASM Team Up Again

The Connecticut State Police 15th Annual ‘Stuff A Cruiser’ Toy Drive

ASM, Aetna and the Connecticut State Police, Stuff a Cruiser Toy DriveThe Connecticut State Police: Troop H (Hartford), ASM and Aetna Ambulance have once again shown their generosity to patients at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center with the 15th annual “Stuff A Cruiser” toy drive. Read the WFSB story here… Continue reading