PC police sponsoring ‘Operation Christmas’

AVIS — Once again, the Pine Creek Police Department is sponsoring its “Operation Christmas” program, a help fund designed to provide Christmas gifts to families in need in the borough of Avis, and Dunnstable, Wayne and Pine Creek townships.

And once again, they are asking for your help to sign up these families.

The program is open to residents who did not benefit from the program in the last two years. Those residents are invited to come to the Pine Creek Township Police Department at 23 Municipal Drive, Avis, and sign up for the program, providing a wish list of gifts and sizes for their children if there is a need this year.

Parents can come to the police department today, Nov. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m.; Nov. 22 from 1-3 p.m., and Dec. 6 from 4-6 p.m.

Individuals who are unable to come to the police department may also sign up at Aungst Cuts, 24 W. Central Ave., Avis, from 8 a.m. to noon Monday and Tuesday, or at the Wayne Township Landfill office, 15 Landfill Lane, McElhattan, from 2-4 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 1.

The gifts will be purchased, wrapped and delivered the day before Christmas. This is not a program based on family income. The only requirements are that the children must be age 15 or younger and the family must provide proof of residency in one of the municipalities that Pine Creek Township provides police coverage. Photo ID, a current utility bill and proof of guardianship of the children must be provided.

If a business or individual wishes to make a monetary contribution to the Pine Creek Township Police Department “Operation Christmas” program, you may mail your donation payable to Operation Christmas, PO Box 596, Avis, Pa. 17721.