Delaware State Police help families in need shop for the holidays

SEAFORD, Del. – We’re just nine days away from Christmas, but for many, this time of the year can often be pretty stressful. This is why Delaware State Police decided to spend their morning today shopping for families in need. DSP’s Troop 5 in Bridgeville and more than 10 volunteers hit the aisles of Walmart buying everything from toys, blankets, books and more. Each volunteer got a family’s wish list and a budget. The initiative called The Needy Family Project has been taking place for the past 30 years. And officials say events like this give members of the Sussex County community an opportunity to give back during the holiday season and impact lives.

“It’s really magical when you get a chance to give a parent or grandparent the opportunity to give the kind of Christmas that the children deserve. We know this is an easy way for us to give back, we’re just being a steward of some of the many blessings that have been given to us,” said DSP Troop 5 Commander, Captain Alice Brumbley.

After shopping, the gifts were taken back to Bridgeville where they will soon be wrapped and delivered throughout Sussex County on Thursday.

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