Santa Arrives and Gifts Abound during Toys for Tots Drive in Cos Cob

Bryar and Frank Downing

Corporal Frank Downing with Bryar Swick, 3, at Cos Cob Fire House, Dec. 10, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

The Toys for Tots Drive resulted in abundant gifts for children on Saturday. At Cos Cob Fire House, Jack Kriskey, Ronny Staplefield and Kerrin Coyle were among the many volunteers eagerly awaiting Santa Claus.

There were also members of Greenwich Police Dept, including Chief Chief Heavey and Officer Hayes Scaglia, as well as Police Explorers and abundant volunteers.

A stream of young children arrived to hand deliver gifts and meet Corporal Frank Downing and Sergeant Rob Mauerman.

“We serve about 300 families at the warehouse in North Branford,” said Corporal Downing. “They were all just super appreciative and thankful. A lot of people returned from the previous year.”

The gifts collected from Cos Cob Saturday morning were all set to be driven by the Marines in their truck to North Branford after making a second stop in Banksville later in the morning.

“This is something we’re glad to support,” said Police Chief Heavey, adding that the Greenwich Police Dept has been participating in the Toys for Tots drive for about 6 or 7 years.

Santa and Jack Kriskey

Santa Claus with Jack Kriskey who has been organizing Toys for Tots for about 16 years. Dec. 10, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Joe Siciliano, Toys for Tots

Parks & Recreation Director Joe Siciliano dropped off several bags full of gift for the Toys for Tots Drive in Cos Cob. Dec. 10, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Bryar Swick

Bryar Swick, 3, arrived with a gift for the Toys for Tots drive at Cos Cob Fire House, Dec. 10, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Chief Heavey, Bryar and Gavin Swick

It was cold, but the sun was shining brightly on Saturday during the Toys for Tots drive at Cos Cob Fire House. Police Chief Heavey with Gavin Swick, 11, and Bryar Swick, 3. Dec. 10, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Corporal Frank Downing

Corporal Frank Downing was ready to load up the truck during the Toys for Tots Drive, Dec. 10, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Mauerman, Coyle, Kriskey, Downing

Sergeant Rob Mauerman, Kerrin Coyle, Jack Kriskey, Corporal Frank Downing, and Corporal Frank Downing at the Cos Cob Fire House, Dec. 10, 2016 credit: Leslie Yager

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Santa Claus with Reilly and Katie Anderson at Cos Cob Fire House, Dec. 10, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Santa and Kate

Santa Claus with Kate Sandor at Cos Cob Fire House, Dec. 10, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Corporal Frank Downing, Kerrin Coyle and Sergeant Rob Mauerman at the Toys for Tots Drive in Cos Cob, Dec. 10, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Bryar Swick

Bryar Swick of Greenwich arrives at Cos Cob Fire House hands a gift to Corporal Downing during the Toys for Tots drive. Dec. 10, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Photo courtesy Kate Sandor

At the Toys for Tots collection in Cos Cob, Dec. 10, 2016 Photo courtesy Kate Sandor

Kate Sandor

Corporal Frank Downing at the Tots Toy collection in Cos Cob, Dec 10, 2016 Photo Courtesy Kate Sandor

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The Marines let Kate Sandor check out their truck. Dec 10, 2016

Kate Sandor

A dozen stuffed animals were donated by Kate Sandor for the Toys for Tots drive, Dec. 10, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Kate and Santa

Kate Sandor with Santa at Cos Cob Fire House. Dec. 10, 2106 Credit: Leslie Yager


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