Police officers spread holiday cheer at Outhwaite Homes Community Center

Santa Claus arrived early this December for CMHA residents at Outhwaite Homes Community Center, courtesy of the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc. and Representative Stephanie Howse, District 11. Central residents had the opportunity to hang out and eat lunch with Cleveland police officers. Each family also went home with a bundle of toys!

img_4857The event brought together youth, families and law enforcement in a fun, friendly atmosphere.

“The Fraternal Order of Police has a long history of giving back and this toy giveaway is just one more example,” said Gary Wolske, Vice President, Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio. “We believe it’s important to remind the community that we’re friends and neighbors with them, especially at a time when too many people are trying to drive a wedge between police and the communities we serve.”

In addition to toys, coloring books, flash cards and more, the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio raffled off six bicycles.  Residents enjoyed pizza and quality time with their neighbors.