DATE: December 24, 2019
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6538 or (301) 848-4799

Charles County Detention Center Raises Record Donations for Christmas Connection

For at least the last ten years, Corrections Officers at the Charles County Detention Center have hosted an annual Toy Drive to benefit the Charles County Children’s Aid Society’s Christmas Connection program. Prior to 2019, the Toy Drive’s most successful year raised over $3,000 in donations.

However, with help from organizations such as the Charles County Correctional Officers Association, the FOP Lodge #24, local businesses, and members of the community, the 2019 Toy Drive far surpassed any other year with more than $12,000 in toys donated to Christmas Connection.

CFC Al Davis with this year’s toy donations

“We really believe in this project and enjoy being part of making Christmas more special for families who can use a little extra help,” said CFC Al Davis, who has spearheaded the drive for the last four years. “It puts a smile on our faces and reminds us of what this season is all about.”

“I’m very proud of the work that our employees pour into outreach efforts like Christmas Connection,” said CCDC Director Brandon Foster. “It’s evident how much they care about the Charles County community.”

This year, thousands of families and children in Charles County will benefit from Christmas Connection. The CCSO is committed to helping families year round. To see more of our outreach programs, please visit the Charles County Sheriff’s Office website or Facebook page.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit

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