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  • Writer's pictureJeffrey Hastings

Group Thanks Woman Who Coordinated Distributing 100,000 Gifts New Hampshire Families

MANCHESTER, NH - A large group of people from law enforcement, non-profits, businesses, and friends got together to show their appreciation to Kristen Biron, who helped coordinate the distribution of over 100,000 Christmas gifts to families.


Biron, who operates two daycare facilities in Manchester, arrived and began to worry when she saw multiple cruisers from Manchester and Concord Police. She quickly walked into the daycare, where a few dozen people clapped and recognized her for the great accomplishment she coordinated.



The Marine Toys for Tots campaign gathers donations from across the state and works to get them to families that need a little extra help during the holiday season. This year there was a significant increase in the number of families in need, however people providing donations were very generous.


Biron, calling on the help of friends, families, and connections, found locations where the gifts could be gathered and sorted.


Manchester and Concord Police set up a time when families could come to their buildings and choose appropriate gifts for their children. At both locations, huge crowds lined up to get gifts to give to their children.


Families were also supported through local pediatric departments at hospitals, Friends of Forgotten Children In Concord, Foster Adoptive Resource Exchange ( F. A. R. E.), Merrimack Valley School District, Make-a-Wish New Hampshire, Beech Street School in Manchester, Manchester Community Resource Center, Londonderry Police Department, Allenstown, Police Dept., Head-start programs with local preschools.


Biron said, " I just wanted to mention that none of this could be done without the generosity of the gift donors who donated about 150,000 toys. An amazing accomplishment that helps so many.”



Detective Dana Dexter, CPD Deputy Chief Streve Smagula, MPO Carl Notarangeli from Concord Police, Hailey Gravel, Amy-Lynn Sullivan, Melissa Oriani from Child Advocacy Center, Beech St School Asst Principal Siobhan Bergeron, Olivia Stands and Tonya Gerali from Make-A-Wish New Hampshire. Chief Allen Aldenberg, Lt. Greg DiTullio, Sgt. Derek Feather, Sgt Michael Donahue of Manchester Police


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