L-Tron Corporation Donates Hundreds of Books and Bears for Rochester Children

 City of Rochester

News Release

 (Tuesday, May 30, 2017) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren accepted a donation of hundreds of teddy bears and children’s books for the Books and Bears Program from the L-Tron Corporation of Victor.

Books and Bears collects donations of new children’s books and stuffed animals, which patrol officers carry in their cars to give to young children whom they might encounter at a crime scene or some other traumatic event.

“The Books and Bears program is a wonderful example of how a small gesture can lead to great things – which is the essence of community policing,” said Mayor Warren. “When officers take the time during a busy and hectic event to acknowledge the presence of young children, they are showing those children that they are not invisible, that they matter and that we care about them. I want to thank the L-Tron Corporation for this wonderful donation. These gifts will make a huge impact in the lives of our most vulnerable children.”


“We work closely with Law Enforcement agencies nationwide and love to show our support through causes that ‘back the blue’ in the local community,” said Gayle DeRose, co-owner of L-Tron, a data-collection technology company whose products include an electronic driver’s license reader for law enforcement agencies.

Earlier this year, L-Tron kicked off a fundraising campaign to buy teddy bears and children’s books for the Books and Bears Program. The drive raised about $3,400 to buy hundreds of books and bears.

The drive was organized by L-Tron employee Carmella DeRose, who is also a consultant with Usborne Books and More, a national distributor children’s books. For every two sets of books and bears donated, Usborne donated a third to the program.

To learn more about Books and Bears, visit www.cityofrochester.gov/booksandbears/.

To learn more about L-Tron’s work with law enforcement, visit www.l-tron.com/law/

To view an image gallery of the donation, visit https://cityofrochester.smugmug.com/City-Departments-1/Mayors-Office-of-Constituant-S/Books-Bears/Mayor-accepts-Books-Bears-donation-5302017/  


News Media: For more information, contact Press Officer Jessica Alaimo at 428-7135.