Randolph Police Donate Over $3,000 to Local Autism Charities

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace is pleased to announce that the Randolph Police Department and Randolph Police Patrolmen’s Union Local 18 donated over $3,000 to two local autism charities on Friday, Aug. 23.

Beginning in April, the Randolph Police Department sold autism awareness patches in order to raise money for the New England chapter of Autism Speaks and the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Randolph.

In total, 312 patches were sold, raising $3,120. Of that money, $2,620 was donated on Friday to the May Center, 41 Pacella Park Drive, in a presentation at the school. The ceremony also included a visit from Massachusetts State Senator Walter Timilty. The remaining $500 was sent in a check to Autism Speaks.

“We were thrilled to be able to donate to these worthwhile endeavors and it was really great to see the smiling faces of the children at the May Center,” Chief Pace said. “Every little bit helps when it comes to improving the lives of those with autism and I am proud of our officers and everyone who contributed to the cause.”

The initiative was spearheaded by Randolph Police Officers Kevin Gilbert and Matt Rodman. The project was sponsored by the Randolph Police Patrolmen’s Union Local 18, which used funds raised during their first annual golf tournament last year to purchase the autism awareness patches.

“We want to thank everyone who bought the patches and helped to raise money for these great organizations,” Officer Gilbert said.


Randolph Police Selling Patches to Raise Money for Autism Awareness

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Selling Patches to Raise Money for Autism Awareness

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace is pleased to announce that the Randolph Police Department will be selling patches this month in order to raise money for autism awareness.

Throughout the month of April, people can purchase the Randolph Police autism awareness patches for $10 apiece. All of the proceeds from the patch sales will go directly to the New England chapter of Autism Speaks.

Autism Speaks was founded in 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. The organization is dedicated to promoting solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support.

“This is our first time participating in National Autism Awareness Month and we are thrilled to be partnering Autism Speaks,” Chief Pace said. “Autism touches so many people in our lives in one way or another. Our officers will be wearing the patches at select events throughout the month and we encourage everyone to stop by the station and purchase a patch to help support this great cause.”

Patches are available now at the Randolph Police Department, 41 South Main St. or by mailing a check or money order to:

Randolph Police Department

Attn: Officer Gilbert

41 South Main St.

Randolph, MA 02368

Checks or money orders can be made payable to: Randolph Police Department: Autism Awareness. Cash will also be accepted for the patches.

For more information call the Randolph Police Department business line at 781-963-1212 or email Officer Kevin Gilbert at kevingilbert@randolphmapolice.com.