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Dear Avon Police Department,
The other day I was asked by my flex teacher to report to the office. I walked in saw a police officer, and was asked to go into Mr. Famiglietti’s room. I walked in not knowing what was happening and was told to sit down. Following came in the officer. I wondered if something was wrong with my family or if I witnessed something and didn’t know. Mr. Goeler then came in and sat down also. I was then told that the Avon Police Department has decided to give $1000 to my Pennies from Heaven collection. I was so shocked that I didn’t know what happened. There was a silent moment in the room as I thought.” Is this for real….oh my goodness?” The police Officer then explained to me how the department knew about my collection, and decided to help me out. My mom was called, she was just as happy as I was, and asked for a picture to be taken.
What that officer and the Avon Police Department did has been the highlight of my week! It makes me feel so touched to know that even with all the negative stuff we see today there are still those people who care, and those are the people who can make a difference. You, the Avon Police Department have made a difference in not only my mother and my life, but in the lives of the people who will be helped by your generous donation. This is one of those things that I could say thank you a million times, for it’s so kind and caring.
I would like thank the Avon Police Department for the wonderful donation to the Pennies From Heaven collection! Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.
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