Garden City, NY - May 20, 2016 - The Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) Foundation is sponsoring a car seat drive for 152 families in the Roosevelt community thanks to a donation of car seats by the Toys of Hope Children's Charity.
Members of the NCPD, NCPD Explorers and Police, Detective and Sergeants Unions will be cooperating with Nassau County’s Traffic Safety Center to install the car seats for these families.
County Executive Edward P. Mangano stated, "We must do all we can to protect our children when on the road. Together with the Nassau County Police Foundation and Toys of Hope Children's Charity, Nassau County and its employees are assisting disadvantaged families by providing free car seats to better protect children."
The drive will run from 9:30am to 3:00pm on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the Nassau County Traffic Safety Center, located at 170 Cantiague Rock Road, Hicksville, NY 11801. Families in Roosevelt were notified by the Nassau County Department of Social Services about their ability to make an appointment to come and obtain their car seat, which will be installed by one of the County’s trained car seat installers.
“Thanks to this great donation from the Toys of Hope Children's Charity we are able to give the NCPD the ability to properly install a child’s car seat and potentially save their life,” said Eric Blumencranz, Chairman of the NCPD Foundation. “By providing the NCPD with opportunities to engage the communities they police, we are hoping they build relationships that will be imperative to continuing to keep Nassau County’s residents safe.”
National Grid also provided financial support to the NCPD Foundation for this community initiative, which will continue as long as families who have been notified call the Nassau County Traffic Safety Center to make an appointment to come and get their car seat installed.
About the Nassau County Police Department Foundation
The Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established to provide financial support to the analytic, operational and outreach components of the Nassau County Police Department’s mission to serve and protect the people of Nassau County and to provide safety and an improved quality of life in our communities through excellence in policing. The NCPD Foundation has raised over $5 million dollars to support the efforts of the NCPD to date. To learn more about the NCPD Foundation, visit www.ncpdfoundation.org.
About the Toys of Hope
Toys of Hope aka " American Giving Project" is a year-round organization based on Long Island, which provides desperately needed goods and services to over 65,000 needy, underprivileged and homeless children and their families and their pets from Montauk to Manhattan since 1994. Unlike other charities, Toys of Hope provides everyday essentials for free, new bedding and towels, food for families and animals, new clothing and shoes to families in addition to toys and does so beyond the holiday season. In addition, Toys of Hope relies solely on volunteers to accomplish its mission. For further information, visit us at www.toysofhope.org. 631-271-TOYS (8697).