DATE: Monday,  December 12th, 2022
SUBJECT: VCSO Prepares for Christmas with the Kids
CONTACT: Major Mark Rasure and Deputy Neal Luecke
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will participate in their annual “Christmas with the Kids” program. This year’s shopping event will begin at 09:30 at the Meijer located at 2622 Menards Drive in Evansville, Indiana.

Since 2001 the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has enjoyed providing this service to children of the Tri-State area every Christmas. Sheriff’s deputies, confinement officers and administrative staff will again team up with the ARK Crisis Child Care Center for this special event.

During the shopping event, members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will help the children pick out needed clothing items as well as toys from their wish list. After shopping, the kids and ARK Staff and volunteers will be treated to lunch.

The ARK Crisis Child Care Center is located at 415 Lincoln Avenue in Evansville and provides care to approximately 200-250 children per month. The majority of the children served are referrals from social service agencies, medical personnel, legal aid services and the court system. ARK provides emergency crisis care to children six weeks old through six years of age whose families are experiencing temporary life altering challenges. This program is funded in majority by the Meijer Corporation. Individual contributions can be made to ARK Crisis Care Center with  “Christmas with Kids” in the memo line.

For information about the Sheriff’s Office involvement with the “Christmas with the Kids” program contact Mark Rasure ( or Neal Luecke (