SUBJECT: VCSO Christmas with the Kids
RELEASE NUMBER: 2015-NR-080
CONTACT: Lt. James Martin
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Tuesday, December 08, 2015, members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will participate in their annual “Christmas with the Kids” program. This year’s shopping event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Wal-Mart Super Center located at 401 N. Burkhardt Rd. Evansville, Indiana.
Members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office have enjoyed providing this service to children of the Tri-State area for several years. Deputies, Confinement Officers and Administrative Staff will 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 and household items as well as Christmas toys that may be on their wish list. The children will also receive help picking out an item for their family members in an attempt to show the importance of giving during this holiday season.
The ARK Crisis Child Care Center is located at 415 Lincoln Ave. Evansville, IN 47713 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 and supported by the T. Wallis Christmas Foundation and private donations.
For information about the “Christmas with the Kids” program and the Wallis Christmas Foundation, contact Lt. Jim Martin or Det. Joe Beckwith at (812) 421-6200.
Pictured above: Sgt. Aaron Hunter shops with a young lady during the 2014 VCSO Christmas with the Kids event.