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Released: 5/4/2022 

DRPA Police Officers Donate Musical Instruments to Holy Name School in Camden

Students at a South Jersey school will be able to put new musical instruments to good use thanks in part to officers with the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA).

The FOP Lodge 30, which represents the officers of DRPA and Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO), presented students at Holy Name School in Camden with various musical instruments for the school’s music program.

Many of the instruments used in class at Holy Name School had reached the end of their useful life and the school was left with using only a full size piano for instruction.

The FOP Lodge 30 hosts an annual toy drive around the holiday season at Holy Name School in which students are presented with toys donated by PATCO riders.

DRPA Officer Shawn Waters, who is responsible for organizing the annual toy drive, recently received an assortment of musical instruments through a recent donation.

Instead of waiting for the toy drive, the musical instruments were presented to the school so they may be put to immediate use and begin opening the school’s K-8 students up to a broader scope of learning. The smiles on the student’s faces as they received and played the instruments spoke volumes.

Some of the donated instruments included guitars, drums, a saxophone and an electronic piano.

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