Aggregates Producer Plays Santa

| Published on December 23, 2013

Each year, local D.A.R.E. police officers take children from disadvantaged and military families to shop for Christmas gifts.

Each year, local D.A.R.E. police officers take children from disadvantaged and military families to shop for Christmas gifts.

As the holiday season is at hand, Pennsylvania-based Martin Stone Quarries is doing its part to bring a little joy to young members of its community.

The local police department recognizes the contributions of sponsoring companies, including Martin Stone Quarries, represented by Vice President Rod Martin (right).

The local police department recognizes the contributions of sponsoring companies, including Martin Stone Quarries, represented by Vice President Rod Martin (right).

It once again took part in the Shop with a Cop program, which raises funds used to purchase gifts for disadvantaged and military families.

Martin Stone Quarries has been a sponsor of the event since 1997 and has contributed more than $35,000 toward holiday shopping for the children in the district.

According to Rod Martin, vice president of Martin Stone Quarries and the 2013 AggMan of the Year, D.A.R.E. officers work with the guidance counselors from local schools to identify which children may benefit from a little extra spending money during the holidays.

Martin Stone Quarries was one of many sponsors of its local event. In addition to its financial contribution, Martin Stone Quarries also gave each participating child a Martin Stone Quarries t-shirt.

A total of 24 children were able to participate in a local Shop with a Cop program, which was sponsored, in part, by Martin Stone Quarries.

A total of 24 children were able to participate in a local Shop with a Cop program, which was sponsored, in part, by Martin Stone Quarries.

This year, for the first time, children from all six local elementary schools were able to participate; 24 children in all.

“It was great to see as the children were checking out the amount of presents that they bought for their family members,” Martin says. “While they did buy toys for themselves, it was very heartwarming to see the gifts they bought for others.”

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