DATE: Monday December 10, 2018
SUBJECT: VCSO Prepares for Christmas with  Kids
CONTACT: Lt. Mark Rasure or Sgt. Kerri Blessinger
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will participate in their annual “Christmas with Kids”  shopping event. This year’s event will take place from 10:00 -11:30 a.m. at the Meijer store located at 2622 Menards Drive in Evansville. Every Christmas season since 2001 the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has enjoyed providing this service to children of the Tri-State area. This year 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 and friends 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 center volunteers will be treated to lunch courtesy of the Meijer deli department. 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 for families experiencing temporary life altering challenges. This program is funded by the generous giving from the Meijer Corporation, the Art and Science of Hair Salon, and private donations from the community through the Wallis Christmas Foundation. For more information about the “Christmas with Kids” program and the Wallis Christmas Foundation, contact Lt. Mark Rasure at (812) 421-6245 or Sgt. Kerri Blessinger at (812) 421-6249.