Randolph: Police Department Donates Money to Two Local Autism Charities

The Randolph Police Department is donating over $3,000 to two local autism charities.

This initiative was spearheaded to Randolph Police Officers Kevin Gilbert and Matt Rodman and launched in April when the Department started selling autism awareness patches.

In total, 312 patches were sold raising $3,120 which was donated on Friday, August 23rd.

$2,620 was donated to the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Randolph which is one of the largest providers of private schools specifically offering full-day, year-round educational services to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

The remaining $500 dollars was donated to the New England Chapter of Autism Speaks which is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

This 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.

About Amy Leonard

Amy Leonard grew up in Carver and always had a passion for radio. She studied radio production at New England Institute of Technology in Rhode Island, then moved to Martha's Vineyard where she worked as a DJ at WVVY producing the midday show called PB and Jams. She has since then camped across the country to California but has made her way back to the only home she knows, the South Shore.