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Blue Santa Brings A Smile to Many During Annual Holiday Donation Event

December, 2020
  • Blue Santa accepts a donation during the 2020 Stuff-A-Cruiser event.
    Blue Santa accepts a donation during the 2020 Stuff-A-Cruiser event.
  • Many in the QCC community stopped by to drop off a donation.
    Many in the QCC community stopped by to drop off a donation.

The College’s 2020 Stuff-A-Cruiser and Feed-A-Family event went off without a hitch as faculty, staff and members of the community came together to help those in need have a brighter holiday season. Captain Joseph Cecchi, aka “Blue Santa,” was on hand to accept donations and make sure everyone was following proper coronavirus/COVID-19 safety protocols.

This was the fifth year the Stuff-A-Cruiser and Feed-A-Family event came together to help students and their families during the holiday season.

 “The QCC Campus Police Department and Police Academy partnered once again with Counseling and Wellness Services to make this event another success. I especially would like to thank Santa’s Head Elf 'Deputy Chief Reynaldo Rodriguez' for donating and volunteering his time during these events,” Captain Cecchi said.  “Everyone’s generous donations literally ‘stuffed the police cruiser’ with toys several times. I would have to say this year might have been one of the most important years so far, due to the current pandemic we are facing.”

For those unable to attend the Stuff-A-Cruiser event, toys, gifts and donations are still being accepted at the QCC Campus Police Station or by mail, addressed to “Blue Santa,” 670 West Boylston St. Worcester, MA 01606.

“It was amazing to see the importance of a positive community engagement and a rise in the amount of trust and confidence from the public, whom both the Police Department and Police Academy serve on a daily basis,” he added.

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