Matthew J. Pinard, Chief of Police
500 Great Road,
Littleton, MA 01460
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
Media Contact: Jordan Mayblum
Email: [email protected]
Littleton Police Department to Host Going to Jail for Jane Charity Event Benefiting 3-Year-Old Battling Cancer
LITTLETON — Police Chief Matthew Pinard is pleased to announce that the Littleton Police Department will “lock up” several community leaders, himself included, as they seek to raise money for a local girl battling cancer.
Thursday, Nov. 21, from 4-7 p.m.
Littleton Police Department, 500 Great Road
- Three-year-old Jane Santoro and her family
- Police Chief Pinard and Fire Chief Scott Wodzinski
- Selectmen Cindy Napoli and Chuck DeCoste
- School Committee Member Matt Hunt
- Littleton PTA President Timalyn Rassias
- Littleton youth sports leaders
- Officer Megan Wodzinski
- K-9 Vojak
- and more!
Littleton community leaders are coming together in a unique way this week to raise money for three-year-old Jane Santoro, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) last December.
In all, 14 community leaders will be locked up at the the Littleton Police Department while they each raise “bail,” which has been set at a minimum of $1,000 each. Members of the community are invited to donate on behalf of the jailbird of their choice, with all of the proceeds going directly to benefit the Santoro family and Jane’s care.
“This is such a fun way for the community to come together and lift up one of our own in their time of need,” Chief Pinard said. “I encourage everyone who can to donate to this worthy cause, and I want to congratulate and thank Detectives Pablo Fernandez and Patrick O’Donoghue for coming up with this idea and bringing it to life.”
Anyone who wishes to donate can do so through the fundraiser’s Facebook page. Donors should be sure to make note of whose bail their donation should go toward. Donations can also be made in-person the night of the event via check.
So far, Littleton Youth Soccer Club President Bobby Chrenc is the leading bail recipient with over $2,000 raised, while Chief Pinard has climbed into third place with nearly $900 raised.
“The greatest thing about Littleton is the way that we all support one another,” organizer Liz Hoenshell said. “I’m so grateful to all of the people who have gotten involved with this terrific effort, and I’m looking forward to a fun and memorable night at the police station.”