The Winthrop Police Department is partnering with Bunker Hill Community College and Community Action Programs Inter City (CAPIC) on a toy donation and distribution program for Winthrop families.
Police Chief Terence Delehanty said that Lee Nugent, domestic violence advocate for the WPD and an employee of Chelsea-based CAPIC, is helping to coordinate the program.
â€œLee will be working with CAPIC to provide toys for the holiday season for Winthrop families,â€ said Delehanty. â€œLee started this program some years ago in Revere and sheâ€™s brought it to Winthrop.â€
The chief said that Winthrop residents can drop off toy donations at the police station. CAPICâ€™s office at 100 Everett Ave., Chelsea, is also accepting donations.
Rosie Bouemenot, a student nurse from the BHCC Nursing Class of 2011, is the schoolâ€™s liaison to Winthrop.
â€œMy role is to help support the Winthrop toy drive,â€ said Bouemenot, a graduate of Simmons College. â€œWe at the Bunker Hill Nursing Department wanted to help out the program.â€
Silvia Frometa of CAPIC thanked the town of Winthrop and the WPD for their efforts and generosity. â€œI say thank you for the effort â€“ theyâ€™re going to make many children very happy.â€
– Cary Shuman