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2019 Fairfield Police “Operation Christmas Child” Sets New Local Record

Fairfield (NJ) Once again, the Fairfield Police Department spearheaded the Township of Fairfield’s participation in “Operation Christmas Child”, the world's largest Christmas project of its kind. Operation Christmas Child uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate love in a tangible way to children in need located around the world. This is the department’s third year participating, and by far, it’s most successful by collecting 240 shoeboxes filled with various items that will be sent to children around the world. For many, this may be the only gift they receive during this holiday season. To date, the department has collected a total of 512 boxes, 114 of them in 2017 and 158 in 2018.

“The credit for bringing this amazing charitable program to the Fairfield Police Department and the nexus behind its success rests solely with Sharon McNamara, my administrative assistant” said Chief Anthony G. Manna. As was the case last year, the student council at Churchill School was amazing at organizing collection efforts among their students. Churchill School filled 57 boxes. This year also marked the first year that Teva Pharmaceutical located on Gloria Lane took part. As a result, their employees filled 60 boxes. “This initiative has done much to unite our community behind a worthwhile charity. We thank all those who took the time to help us” said the Chief.

Picture 1- Representatives from Teva Pharmaceutical with Mrs. Sharon McNamara and Chief Anthony G. Manna and boxes their employees donated

Picture 2- Fairfield Officers pose with boxes collected for Operation Christmas Child. Mrs. Sharon McNamara (department organizer is first from left

Picture 3- Churchill School students helped to fill boxes for Operation Christmas Child

Authorized by: Chief Anthony Manna

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