With Christmas just a few days away, Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi helped deliver Christmas presents to more than 300 young children in Western Massachusetts.
On Wednesday, Sheriff Cocchi and members of his staff went out in the community to deliver Christmas presents to the children, many of whom have a parent incarcerated or attend his Youth Leadership Academy summer camp.
This initiative was made possible through donations from community partners including the Jay Caron Community Impact Foundation, Springfield Together, Inc., Parents Attending Law School, the Toys for Tots program, and an anonymous local business. Staff from the Sheriff’s Civil Process Office also helped with transportation of the presents to the children’s homes.
“Christmas can be a difficult time for families who are already struggling financially, and that is where we try to lend a hand,” said Sheriff Cocchi. “With support from our friends in the community, we are able to ensure these kids will have exciting presents to open. If we can do something to help make Christmas an extra special day for these young people, why wouldn’t we?”