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UT Tyler Police Collect Toys for Children’s Advocacy Center

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December 9, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

December 9, 2013

The UT Tyler Police Department has collected 179 toys for the Children's Advocacy Center of Smith County, police chief Mike Medders announced.

"We're extremely happy to present these toys to the Children's Advocacy Center," Medders said. "Each year the university police department conducts a charitable function during the holiday season, and we look forward to giving back."

The Children's Advocacy Center of Smith County is dedicated to child victims of physical and sexual abuse and strives to reduce trauma through a unified effort that facilitates thorough investigations, effective prosecutions and the healing of the children and their families.

In past years, the department has collected toys for Child Protective Services and the Rainbow Room and also held fundraisers to assist families in need, Medders added.

For more information, contact Medders, 903.566.7060 or mmedders@uttyler.edu.