Several Corpus Christi Police Officers delivered stuffed animals and “get well” cards to the children at the Driscoll Children’s hospital Friday morning, December 21.

The animals were donated to the police department and the officers delivered the animals to sick children in an effort to provide comfort as the children spend time away from home. The cards were signed by various areas of the police department which included patrol officers, dispatchers, administrative staff, and the chiefs of police.

The officers brought 30 stuffed animals and cards and visited with up to 25 patients at the hospital. The officers say they have a heart for children and want to provide some comfort and a little joy.

This was the first time the police department has participated in this giving event and say this may become a more regular activity.