The Flagler Beach Police Department is proud to announce a new initiative for the 2015 holiday season. Citizens who receive a warning citation for a traffic or parking offense will have the opportunity to donate a toy to “Christmas Come True” in lieu of paying a fine.
“Christmas Come True” is a non-profit organization based in Flagler Beach, whose mission is “to provide a complete Christmas experience for area resident parents who are unable to financially afford a traditional Christmas for their families.”
Beginning Monday, November 16, 2015 and continuing through Friday, December 11, 2015, Flagler Beach Police Department Officers, at their discretion, will be issuing “toy waivers” along with warning citations for non-criminal State traffic and/or City parking offenses. The “toy waiver” allows the motorist to donate a new, unwrapped toy to “Christmas Come True” instead of having to face a potential civil fine.
Motorists who choose to participate will be instructed to drop off a new, unwrapped toy Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at:
Flagler Beach Police Department 204 South Flagler Avenue Flagler Beach, FL 32136
“This program allows our Officers the opportunity to educate the motorist about the law and at the same time make a difference during the holidays,” stated Flagler Beach Police Captain Matt Doughney. “Traffic and parking fines can be expensive. Donating a toy helps both a family in need and the motorist’s family. This is community policing at its finest.”
For additional information regarding this new program, please contact Captain Doughney at (386) 517-2024. For information regarding “Christmas Come True” please contact Ms. Nadine King at (386) 569-4429 or you can access their website at the following link; http://christmascometrue.org/