January 7, 2016 Columbus, Ohio The Local Avon Community reached out and paid it forward through the Columbus Police Department who in turn will pay it forward through their efforts to local children who need it most. The Columbus Police Posted the following to their facebook page:
KIND GESTURE: Thank you to Avon! The Columbus Avon branch donated 150 stuffed animals to CPD so officers can give them to children. Avon wants to contribute to the positive interaction among children & officers. We look forward to making great connections with kids in our city with the help of our new fuzzy patrol car passengers!
These stuffed animals can be used by Patrols in many useful ways but especially when they have to go to domestic incidents where children are involved, motor vehicle accidents or other hardships where children’s lives have been upset and the child needs comfort or to have their minds taken off the situation.