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PNRC Officers Deliver Toys for the Fourth Year
Posted Date: 12/21/2012 11:00 AM

One truck. Four hours. Nine Greensboro police officers. More than 3,300 toys. Saturday, December 22, for the fourth consecutive year, officers assigned to the Police Neighborhood Resource Center team will deliver a little extra holiday cheer to the youth in public housing.

Three years ago, Officer B.A. Bowman, who has served on PNRC since 2009, wanted to give the children he interacted with everyday a small gift from the police department. His idea – like many ideas – started small. The first year, some family members and friends bought a few toys from local stores. The second year, businesses and churches contributed to the effort. The third year, more businesses, Toys for Tots, strangers, and more churches pitched in. This year, the level of involvement is even greater.

“We’ve never had so many toys,” said Bowman. “This year we have exactly 3,316 toys – including brand new bicycles. We are incredibly thankful for these generous donations. Our kids will be so happy to receive these gifts.”

‘Our kids’ is how Bowman and the other PNRC officers consider the young people of Claremont Court, Hickory Trails, Ray Warren, Smith and Hampton Homes.

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