Stuff-A-Cruiser is an annual event that visits each QCC campus over a three day period. This year's event collected over 300 toys and more than $400 in cash donations, the largest amount ever. The cash donations are allocated to the "Feed-A-Family" portion of the event and distributed to families in the form of grocery store gift cards so they may cook their holiday meals at home. Please read "Blue Santa's" letter of thanks to all who were a part of Stuff-A-Cruiser 2018.
I want to thank, President Luis Pedraja, Vice President Stephen Marini, staff, faculty and students who generously donated to the 2018 Feed-A-Family and Stuff-A-Cruiser event. The Quinsigamond Community College Campus Police Department was proud to again partner with Ms. Tina Wells from Counseling Services to make this event a success. I also want to thank the QCC Reserve/Intermittent Recruit Officer Course Police Academy #1 Student Officers, Student Life, and Phi Theta Kappa for volunteering and donating. Your generous donations literally “Stuffed the Cruiser” probably six or more times! I would have to say year after year the event increases in donations and overall support.
The Quinsigamond Police Department was again able to trade the sound of “police sirens” for that of holiday music, which emanated from the cruiser during the events. While dressed as “Sergeant Santa” or “Blue Santa” I ringing my bell out loud for all to hear, and I hope it was all as enjoyable for you as it was for me. Portraying Santa in a blue suit again for the third year in a row was an amazing experience and brought about pure gratification. However the true joy came from all the students, parents, faculty and the children that I encountered during the three events.
Once again thank you to everyone who made this possible. Next year will give us another opportunity to bring the joy of the holidays back out in everyone and I hope to see you once again. On a final note it was amazing to see the importance of positive community engagement and rise in the amount of trust and confidence of the people we serve on a daily basis. It was also wonderful to see former President of Quinsigamond Community College Ms. Gail Carberry, who made an appearance on the downtown campus event to show support and donate.
Your gracious giving and community support has sustained and enhanced this wonderful QCC tradition of Feed-a-Family for over 30 years.
Thank you for your help! ‘HO, HO, HO!’
Detective Sergeant Joseph P. Cecchi, “Sergeant Santa or Blue Santa”
“Proudly Serving the Community”
Quinsigamond Police Department