Police Donate Christmas Trees - and All Their Trimmings - to 10 Families in Need
"The smiles that you get from the family, it definitely makes the holiday season what it's supposed to be," one of the police officers said.
Christmas came early for this 6-year-old from New York, whose family received one of ten Christmas trees generously donated by their local police department.
"We're going to have a great day," Alaythia Nix, 6, said in an interview with WCBS.
To bring the holiday spirit to 10 families in need, the Suffolk County Police Department on Long Island raised money to buy them Christmas trees and all its trimmings.
"With the holiday season coming up, for those folks who celebrate Christmas, it's hard to meet your children's expectations with decorations and gifts when money is tight," Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Fini told InsideEdition.com. "To provide something like a Christmas tree and decorations is a really simple way to add a lot of joy to the holidays."
Santa Claus, played by one of the police officers, even made a guest appearance at Hall Enterprise, the landscaping company that donated the trees. To make the day more special, the man in red handed out gifts to kids like Alaythia to place under their new trees.
"The smiles that you get from the family, it definitely makes the holiday season what it’s supposed to be," Inspector William Silva told KCBS.
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