WELLESLEY ISLAND — U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Wellesley Island Station collected more than 200 toys and three Christmas trees to donate to local families recently.

Agents partnered with the Salvation Army to collect toys and holiday items.

Wellesley Island Station sponsored three local families in need of assistance this holiday season.

The families have a collective 11 children ranging in age from 1 to 9 years old.

“Our goal was to provide a smile to each and every one of those kids,” said Deputy Patrol Agent in Charge Juan Di Bella. “Helping the community has been a long standing tradition for agents all across the United States, and the generosity exhibited by the Wellesley Island Station truly embodies the Border Patrol motto Honor First.”

These donations will stretch out beyond the sponsored families and help the Salvation Army spread joy to the local community this holiday season, a press release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

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