Dozens of Oakland families are having a happier holiday thanks to the Oakland Police Officer’s Association.
As part of a tradition going back more than 30 years, Oakland officers were busy delivering gift baskets with toys and food to 75 families Friday.
The president of the association, Sgt. Dom Arotzarena, told The Oakland Tribune that filling the baskets cost thousands of dollars, with the money coming from union dues and individual donations by officers.
Arotzarena says auto repair business Quality Tech also donated money and toys.
The families receiving the baskets were identified by officers across the city as being in the most need of help.