Local Police Partner with WPAL to Stuff a Store for KidsDuBois, Donations Accepted At DuBois And Sandy Township Departments Until Saturday, December 18th

(Jimmy Cevetic images gathered from the internet: Above image: Jimmy Cvetic, and others celebrate at his last Stuff A Store in Monroeville Mall in 2019)

(WPAL DuBois release)

Local Police Departments are partnering with the WPAL DuBois Fitness Center for the annual WPAL Stuff A Store initiative.

The WPAL Stuff A Store is a Holiday Event that started in 1971 by one Police Officer, Pittsburgh legend, the late, Jimmy Cvetic, who wanted to share Holiday Happiness with the community for which he cared and protected.

Each year, that same retired Police Officer, whose life of service included being a Vietnam veteran, Allegheny County narcotics detective, boxing coach and poet, dreamed that all local families in need would be able to experience the Magic of the Holiday Season by providing over 5,000 gifts.

(Jimmy Cvetic at the Centre Avenue Gym in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, in 2017)

Over 50 local Police Departments reached out to local families who were in need of Holiday Cheer, and those Police Departments were able to deliver Holiday Gifts to said families.

(Jimmy Cvetic managed several boxing gyms in the Pittsburgh area and his involvement with the Western Pennsylvania Police Athletic League and Golden Gloves Boxing is known far and wide.)

Locally, donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted at the following Local Police Department locations, until Saturday, December 18th at the following locations:

DuBois City Police Department 16 W Scribner Ave, DuBois, PA 15801

Sandy Township Police Department 1094 Chestnut Ave, DuBois, PA 15801
& Also at the WPAL Fitness Center 37 E Long Ave, DuBois PA 15801

Toys will be delivered by officers to local kids before Christmas.

(DuBois WPAL image: Sandy Township Officer Gilbert Barker)

Monetary donations can also be made. Checks can be made out to the Western Pennsylvania Police Athletic League, and will be used to purchase gift cards that the officers will use to purchase gifts for each family.

If you know of any families in need this holiday season. Please email with address and names and ages of children. No questions asked.

(WPAL DuBois image: DuBois Assistant Chief Dustin Roy)

Another fundraising event has recently been added.

Prevailer Entertainment and Invictus LLC have also partnered to present a holiday toy drive to help the WPAL and Local Police Stuff a Store, on Friday, December 17th, in this effort to help support families in need and provide more toys for needy kids this Christmas, at the Invictus facility, located at 650 DuBois Street, in DuBois. Invictus is a recreational weapons throwing company, that ranges from axe throwing, to knife, shuriken, and spear.

Prevailer Entertainment, which books local and touring acts. . ., is hosting a live show that night. And all you need to get in is to bring a new unwrapped toy. No toy? Donations of cash or check made out to the Western Pennsylvania Police Athletic League will also be accepted. 

Some of the Bands to perform include: Assault on 5th (Clearfield hardcore), The wasted (from DuBois), Neocracy ( Brockway Viking legends); Kevo Can’t Dance (State College Acoustic); Undethical (Weird Brookville Metal)

*A toy gets you into the show; it is not a payment to throw weapons.

More information on programs at the WPAL Fitness Center which is located at 37 East Long Avenue in DuBois, and information on how to support can be found on their website at calling (814) 299-7640 or by emailing  You can also “LIKE” the page on Facebook to stay up to date on this event and others, at

(Thank you to Aaron Beatty, WPAL DuBois, and the DuBois and Sandy Township Police Departments reaching out to area families!!!!)