Dalton High School senior Aly Flores has been collecting stuffed animals at different locations around Dalton as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Originally, her idea was to donate the stuffed animals to Hamilton Medical Center to be used by young patients. She was more successful than she'd dreamed, collecting more than 1,400 stuffed animals, more than the hospital could accept. So, she's been looking around for other homes for the stuffed animals, and on Thursday, she made a large donation to the Dalton Police Department. The stuffed animals will be carried in DPD patrol cars for any children who may be in need of comfort when they encounter our officers.
Thanks very much to Aly for her hard work on this project, and for the donation.
Below: Girl Scout Aly Flores and DPD Public Relations Specialist Bruce Frazier with the donated stuffed animals