Secret Santa Gift Drive Brightens Holidays for Nearly 500 Cambridge Seniors
Senior citizens greeted with gifts by Cambridge Police and volunteers on Christmas Eve
Each year, Cambridge Police rely on generous donations from Cambridge businesses, community members, and police officers to assist in brightening the holidays for senior citizens.
In collaboration with other community donors, the Cambridge Police Department assembled and distributed gift bags full of holiday treats and treasures to senior citizens in Cambridge for the sixth consecutive year.
The program has become increasingly successful over the years, and this holiday season, CPD was able to distribute 457 gift bags to senior citizens in the community, our most successful gift drive yet!
Cambridge Police Sergeant Kathy Murphy, who helped organize this year’s gift drive, expressed her gratitude to the community for their outpouring of generosity, saying, “Thank you to all who contributed to Secret Santa for Seniors, especially all of the community members, police officers, and their families who volunteered their time to help deliver gift bags on Christmas Eve. We couldn’t have done it without you!”
The Cambridge Police Department would like to recognize the following donors without whom this program would not be possible: CambridgeSide Galleria Mall, Wholefoods Market, Vineyard Church, Phil’s Towing, East Cambridge Savings Bank, M.IT., Lesley University, PRO-EMS, Trader Joe’s, U-Haul, Cambridge Housing Authority, Cambridge Police Superior Officers Association, Cambridge Police Patrol Officers Association, Mt. Auburn Hospital employees, and City of Cambridge employees.