Toledo Police in the giving spirit this holiday season - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Toledo Police in the giving spirit this holiday season

Members of TPD's K9 team pose with staff of the Toledo Area Humane Society after donating check (Source: WTOL) Members of TPD's K9 team pose with staff of the Toledo Area Humane Society after donating check (Source: WTOL)
TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) -

Toledo Police officers took time out of their day on Friday to give back to the community. It’s something they say they can't do alone.

There were enough presents to pack a Toledo Police cruiser and still more that needed to make their way form Skylight Financial to Toledo Police Headquarters.

“If you can see a child’s face when they are presented with a toy in a tense situation it means the world to them so we are so happy to be a part of this this year,” said Mary Gensler, with Skylight Financial.

The Financial Planning Group gathered up over 200 toys to donate to TPD, toys that officers will  give to kids in need for Christmas but also to comfort little ones at crime scenes. 

"A lot of officers will throw those in the back of their cruiser and if it is a bad scene where a child is hurting we’ll open the trunk and give a teddy bear or football. It is something good to bridge the gap with the community,” said Toledo Police Chief George Kral.

And animal aren’t forgotten either.

The TPD K9 unit decided to give a portion of their proceeds from their calendar sale to the Toledo Area Humane society this year.

“It’s amazing, out of all the organizations out there in the Toledo area, they have decided to donate to us and we are really touched and really appreciate it,” said Lisa Sommers with the Humane Society.

Damion and Okal from TPD's K9 unit made the trip out to the Humane Society for the check presentation.

Follow WTOL:  

Download our app here

Copyright 2017 WTOL. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Hires Dental Care giving away back-to-school freebies

    Hires Dental Care giving away back-to-school freebies

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:29:56 GMT
    (Source: Hires Dental Care)(Source: Hires Dental Care)

    Hires Dental Care will be giving away free insulated lunch totes that include toothpaste, a toothbrush, and dental floss beginning Monday, August 6. The giveaway will last until Wednesday, August 8 and goes from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or while supplies last. 

    More >>

    Hires Dental Care will be giving away free insulated lunch totes that include toothpaste, a toothbrush, and dental floss beginning Monday, August 6. The giveaway will last until Wednesday, August 8 and goes from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or while supplies last. 

    More >>
  • Fremont City Schools drops 'Pay to Play' fee for sports

    Fremont City Schools drops 'Pay to Play' fee for sports

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:25:06 GMT

    Families with students in Fremont City Schools will be able to save a lot of money if they want to participate in athletics. For 10 years, Fremont 7th through 12th grade students needed to fork out a pay to participate fee if they wanted to play any extracurricular sports. The money would go towards the athletic department to help offset the costs of hosting sporting events and equipment. It was $175 per student, with an extra $125 for a second sport and $75 for any other aft...

    More >>

    Families with students in Fremont City Schools will be able to save a lot of money if they want to participate in athletics. For 10 years, Fremont 7th through 12th grade students needed to fork out a pay to participate fee if they wanted to play any extracurricular sports. The money would go towards the athletic department to help offset the costs of hosting sporting events and e

    More >>
  • Terra State and Vanguard-Sentinel partnership gives students head start

    Terra State and Vanguard-Sentinel partnership gives students head start

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:54 AM EDT2018-07-19 14:54:25 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    A new partnership between a local career school and community college is expected to save local families a lot of time and money. Wednesday, Terra State Community College and Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers officially began a partnership to help develop better career pathways for their students. The goal is to give these students a head start for potential jobs of the future. "The other side of the issue is you look at our schools with over 30 percent remediat...

    More >>

    A new partnership between a local career school and community college is expected to save local families a lot of time and money. Wednesday, Terra State Community College and Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers officially began a partnership to help develop better career pathways for their students. The goal is to give these students a head start for potential jobs of

    More >>
Powered by Frankly