MPD hosts 'Santa's Workshop' toy drive for students at Bethune Academy

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Police Department continued a holiday tradition at Bethune Academy, despite the pandemic.

Officers participated in the 3rd Annual Bethune Holiday Party Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 23. 

In past years, children would receive a gift from their Christmas list and attend a pizza party. 

This year, due to COVID-19, they hosted a "Santa's Workshop" and held a drive-thru toy drive for the kids. 

"We have over 100 gifts, almost 200 gifts," said MPD Captain Steven Johnson. "The teachers, as you can see, they selected the class they wanted to participate in the toy giveaway."

The students at Bethune Academy were also able to pick out a toy for their siblings.

The toys were donated from various local organizations.

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