The following letter was sent to Sgt. Sam Boccuzzi of the Darien Police Department with a copy to Depot Program Director Janice Marzano. It is reprinted here at the author's request.

To the Editor:

On behalf of the Darien Department of Human Services, I would like to thank Sgt. Sam Boccuzzi and the members of the Darien Police Association for your generous support!  Your recent contribution to our Gifts and Contributions Fund is much appreciated and will help deserving families and seniors in town.

I also wanted to thank you for the incredible donation of household supplies that Cops & Kids collected!  The generosity of shoppers was overwhelming. The household paper goods, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene products will help stock our home goods closet.  Our home goods closet is particularly helpful during the cold winter months when energy costs rise and many clients have difficulty making ends meet.

In the spirit of the holidays, we will be able to help make the lives of some local families and seniors a little happier.  Thanks, again, for helping us help others.

With best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving and joyful holiday season.

Ali Ramsteck, LCSW, Director

Darien Human Services