It proved a perfect partnership as officers from the New Milford Police Department and students from New Milford High School's Key Club joined forces Dec. 11 at a combination gift collection and car safety seat clinic.

The site was the Walmart parking lot along Route 7 South in New Milford.

The event was a tandem "Stuff A Cruiser" gift drive for less fortunate area children and a clinic to make sure patrons' car safety seats for their children are in good condition and securely installed.

Gifts collected were to be donated to the town's Santa Fund.

The event was sponsored by Walmart, the police and the NMHS Key Club.