Delivering Treats to Kids

Photo of the blog author By Ron Fanfair,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 9:04 a.m. June 4, 2020

With the Parkdale Pro Action Hockey League ending abruptly last March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Const. Andrea Harris enlisted the help of two of her colleagues to deliver care packages to some of the young program participants.

Three officers in TPS uniforms with care packages
Constables Andrea Harris, Paul Millar and Paul Gribbon deliver treats to their PAHL kids
  • Three officers in TPS uniforms with care packages
  • A man in TPS uniform holding a paper bag with a note

With the Parkdale Pro Action Hockey League ending abruptly last March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Const. Andrea Harris enlisted the help of two of her colleagues to deliver care packages to some of the young program participants.

She started the program in 2015 for youth between the ages of eight and 11. It usually runs from October to April.

“After every game, we gave the kids snacks,” said the 14 Division officer. We didn’t get to do the playoffs or banquet this year, so there was a lot of snacks left over that I thought they would enjoy.”

Pro Action Cops & Kids and Jump Start, charitable organizations that fund  jointly sponsor the program.

“Once I got their permission, we made the deliveries to about 20 of the kids,” Harris said. “I also attached a note to each package of snacks, saying ‘We miss you and we will contact you once things get back to normal. Hope you enjoy.’

Consts. Paul Gribbon and Paul Millar, who was in the last graduating class, assisted Harris with the deliveries.


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