Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski today joined members of Policelink for the annual Commissioner’s Christmas gift drive presentation to donate 1,700 gifts as a result of combined efforts and help from generous donors and sponsors.
Representatives from 21 foster and kinship care services across the Moreton and south east areas received the donated gifts for children in need.
This year, the Commissioner’s Christmas gift drive is celebrating its 28th year, where Queensland Police Service (QPS) members and other agencies generously donate age-appropriate festive gifts for children in care to ensure they feel special and cherished during the holiday season.
Deputy Commissioner Gollschewski said, it is pleasing to see the generousity which has been displayed by so many people. This is evident by the overflowing QPS collection points at 17 different police stations including Police Headquarters, Policelink and the Road Safety Camera Office.
“This year has certainally presented some challenges for all of us,” Deputy Commissioner Gollschewski said.
“After an unprecidented year, it is important to reflect on the community around us and seek ways where we can make a difference, and today I am so pleased to be here and hand these gifts over to very deserving members of our community.
“This is a great initiative and I give my personal thanks to everyone involved, including the Commissioner’s Christmas Committee who have spent many hours purchasing, sorting and distributing these donated gifts.
“I wish everyone a merry Christmas and the very best for a safe and happy festive season.”
The QPS would like to thank all of the organisations who generously donated gifts and/or their time and resources including Variety, the Children’s Charity, Roadrunner Transport, the Queensland Country Women’s Association, Community Supporting Police, QBANK and Uniforms4Kids.