Per MCPD: On Wednesday, December 7, Santa Claus will take time out of his busy Christmas schedule to visit The Children’s Inn at NIH during the Montgomery County Police Department’s annual Santa Ride.The department invites residents to stop at any of the scheduled locations to visit with Santa and his motor officer elves, and to drop off donations of holiday gifts for the Children’s Inn.
WHAT: SANTA RIDE TO BENEFIT THE CHILDREN’S INN AT NIH
Santa and his elves (aka: motor officers) will travel throughout the county on their motorcycles as they make their way to bring gifts and donations from local businesses and organizations to the children and families at The Children’s Inn at NIH (National Institutes of Health). Officers will greet Inn families outside so that Santa can say a few words to patients and provide a photo opportunity. The ride will conclude with a ride around the NIH property.
“The Children’s Inn at NIH is a residential “Place Like Home’’ for families with children participating in leading-edge research studies at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH Clinical Center is the nation’s premier biomedical research hospital, providing an opportunity for our residents to be partners in advancing medical discoveries and improving the health of people all over the world. While the NIH takes care of the child’s medical needs, The Inn tends to the child’s heart, soul and spirit.”
WHEN: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
WHERE: Officers will leave the 5th District Police Station located at 20000 Aircraft Drive in Germantown at 10 a.m. From there, the itinerary is as follows:
10:20 – 10:40 a.m.: Damascus Shopping Center
11:00 – 11:20 a.m.: District Harley
11:40 – 11:55 a.m.: Olney Shopping Center
12:20 – 12:40 p.m.: Rockville Town Center
12:55- 1:10 p.m.: Rio
1:20 – 1:45 p.m.: Montgomery County Police Headquarters
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.: Downtown Silver Spring
4:00 – 4:20 p.m.: Pike & Rose
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: The Children’s Inn at NIH
Private Event: Officers will briefly enter the NIH property so that Santa can say a few words to resident patients outside the main doors of The Children’s Inn. The ride will conclude with a ride around the NIH property.
HOW: There are several ways to support children and families served by The Inn: Take an on-site donation to Santa on his route, donate online by clicking the Donate button at www.childrensinn.org or support our Holiday Wish List at https://childrensinn.org/holiday-wishlist/.
For more information about The Children’s Inn, visit childrensinn.org or follow on social media at — Facebook: @TheChildrensInn; Twitter: @TheChildrensInn; Instagram: @thechildrensinn – The Children’s Inn at NIH
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