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The Albany Police Athletic League (PAL) and Santa

Deliver Cheer and Gifts to the Clients at the Center for Disability Services


Albany – On Thursday, December 13, 2018, Albany PAL, Santa, and his elves, including members of the Albany Police Department, will deliver toys to the children at the Center for Disability Services, 314 South Manning Blvd (main lobby).  Santa and his helpers will be arriving at the Center at 10:00 AM.

This year, Albany PAL, through the PAL Toy Program and community partners, will provide approximately 2,000 toys to needy children during the Holidays.  Albany PAL partners with CAPCOM Federal Credit Union and other community minded businesses and individuals, who work to make sure the annual gift giving, which began in 1988, continues. The youth at the Center are some of many local children who benefit from this annual appeal.

“Santa and PAL members have made the Center for Disability Services a regular stop on their gift-giving drive for years.  Their visit is certainly a highlight of the season for our children,” says Anne Schneider Costigan, Deputy Executive Director of the Center for Disability Services Foundation.

“We are very proud of the PAL/Pioneer Toy Program.  Every toy given is fashioned with a tremendous amount of TLC from the time PAL receives it till it reaches its final destination, the waiting arms of a child. The unselfish giving of time, talent, and heart demonstrated by those involved in our program reminds us all of the true meaning of Christmas,” says Sgt. (Ret.) Leonard Ricchiuti, Albany PAL’s Executive Director.  “The hard work of these individuals also allows us to provide children who are victims of tragedy with toys throughout the entirety of the year.”

Celebrating its 30th year of service to Albany’s youth, the Albany Police Athletic League, Inc. (PAL) is a juvenile crime prevention program which brings kids, cops and community together in non-law enforcement settings.  PAL accomplishes its goals by presenting various educational, recreational, and social opportunities to Albany’s youth.  PAL engages youth with activities such as the After-School Homework Club, Mentoring, Summer and School Break Camps, Track events, and many more.

.  If you would like to make a donation to our Annual Toy Drive, you may drop your donation at any CAPCOM branch, the Albany PAL Center at 844 Madison Avenue, or  Phillips Hardware stores.

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