GIVING KIDS A GIFT.
IN THE MOST DIFFICULT OF TIMES.
Toys Helping Officers Make A Difference.
Since its inception in 2011, the Pirate Toy Fund's Toys on Patrol program has been a huge success.
Using toys and books donated to the Pirate Toy Fund by the Rochester community, law enforcement officers can help comfort children involved in difficult or traumatic situations.
The program has received rave reviews from both the community and officers. Rochester Police Department Officer Cody Goodfriend confirms, “this one gesture can make all the difference. It lets children know that we’re not the bad guys. We’re here to help.”
The Badge of Honor Association (BOHA) provides the Pirate Toy Fund with bags to help protect the toys and books that are carried by officers in their patrol cars.
The program wouldn’t be possible without the help of our volunteers that package the toys and community partners like Mayer Paint & Hardware that donated chests to store toy supplies at the Rochester Police Department's patrol divisions.
In 2012, the Pirate Toy Fund expanded the program with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and Jail. Plans are in the works to expand "Toys on Patrol" even further in to other law enforcement agencies throughout Western New York.
To date, over 7,000 toys have been distributed to children by officers through the program.
Toys on Patrol in the Media:
TOYS ON PATROL
A Rochester Police Department convoy celebrates "Toys on Patrol" at the 2013 Lilac Festival Parade.