MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are partnering with "Shielded Hearts" to help kids in need this holiday season.
Shielded Hearts is a non-profit organization for police officers' wives and girlfriends.
On Monday, December 12th, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn joined them for a special news conference. They are rounding up new toys, books and stuffed animals for the Child Advocacy Center, which helps abused and neglected kids in Milwaukee County.
"It is something that provides comfort for them at a time where life is very challenging for them. In addition to that, some of those children have never had a new toy, so this comfort item provides them with something special for that moment in time," Chief Flynn said.
If you'd like to help with this effort, drop-off locations are as follows:
- Milwaukee Police Department District 1 (near 6th and State)
- Milwaukee Police Department District 2 (near 4th and Lincoln Avenue)
- Milwaukee Police Department District 3 (near 49th and North)
- Milwaukee Police Department District 4 (near 69th and Silver Spring Drive)
- Milwaukee Police Department District 5 (near MLK and Locust)
- Milwaukee Police Department District 6 (near 27th and Oklahoma)
- Milwaukee Police Department District 7 (near 35th and Burleigh)
- Wauwatosa Police Department (near 116th and Watertown Plank Road)
- Oak Creek Police Department (near Ryan and Howell)
- West Allis Police Department (near S. 108th and Lincoln)
- Menomonee Falls Police Department (near Pilgrim and Appleton)
- Greenfield Police Department (near 60th and Layton)
- Franklin Police Department (near Forest Hill Avenue and W. Loomis Road)