The Newark Police Department, along with the City of Newark Parks and Recreation Department and Newark PAL are proudly hosting Presents with Police. Presents with Police is an opportunity for the community, the police and the City of Newark to come together and brighten the holidays for families who may be in need of a little extra help. In 2021, the Police Department, Parks and Recreation. and PAL started the event as a way to bring the community together, help each other as neighbors and friends and to bring smiles to the children in the community. As a result of the generous donations from residents, community members, officers, city employees, local businesses and Santa and his elves, Sgt. Santa was able to help deliver gifts to 70 (seventy) children and families, who may otherwise have had to do without.
If you are able to and would like to donate, the donations of new, unwrapped gifts, toys, etc. can be dropped off in a donation bin in the lobby of the City of Newark municipal building at 220 S. Main St. Newark, DE. Donations will be accepted until December 15, 2022. At that point Sgt. Santa and his elf helpers will be checking his lists and sorting the gifts for the families and children who have registered with the City of Newark Parks and Recreation Department.
On December 16, 2022, at 6:00 PM, Sgt. Santa, his elves and community helpers will be along East Main Street and Academy Street, at the City of Newark Christmas tree, to help celebrate the holidays and deliver the gifts to the registered families. Sgt. Santa, his elf helpers, members of the community and local service groups will be there to make the event a joyous occasion. Newark PAL will have its trailer with games and activities to enjoy, an inflatable movie screen will be set up to enjoy a holiday film and there will be holiday favorites of hot chocolate, candy canes and more treats to enjoy.
The Newark community was nothing short of amazing with its donations last year and showed everyone that one of the true hallmarks of community is the care that its members show for each other. We have helped each other through trying times over the past few years and we know that we will continue to do so, because that is the great community in which we live and work.
If you would like to register to receive gifts, please register here Presents with Police