2017 marks the 2nd year Castle Shannon Police embark on an effort to support 'Presents from Police'.

This Christmas (2017) is the sixth year for local law enforcement officers from area Boroughs and Municipalities to come together and collect Christmas presents to be delivered to kids at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh who cannot be home for the holidays.

The program was founded by Aspinwall Police Officer David Nemec in 2011. The mission of the program, in addition to bringing joy to the children is “…to alleviate some of the pressure on parents so that they can focus on the health of their children…”.

Officer Nemec solicits the help from regional police departments. The presents are collected and then delivered by a fleet of police cars to Children’s Hospital.

In Castle Shannon, presents may be dropped off at the Borough building 3310 McRoberts Road, or at the Castle Shannon Library 3677 Myrtle Avenue. A clearly marked box with the 'Presents from Police' logo will be prominently displayed. Presents will be collected through Monday, December 18, 2017. They will be delivered to Children’s Hospital early Tuesday morning, December 19, 2016.

'Presents from Police' is a certified 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization