DATE: Friday December 6, 2019
SUBJECT: Sheriff’s Office Gearing Up to Shop with Kids
CONTACT: Lt. Mark Rasure or Sgt. Kerri Blessinger
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will participate in their annual Christmas holiday shopping event to support the children of the Ark Crisis Care Center. For the third year in a row the event will take place from 10:00 -11:30 a.m. at the Evansville Meijer store located at 2622 Menards Drive. Since 2001 the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has enjoyed providing this service to children of the Tri-State area.

During the shopping event, 20 teams of Sheriff’s Office staff will partner with a child to pick out needed clothing items, and toys from their wish list. After shopping, the kids and Ark Crisis volunteers will be treated to lunch from 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 event is funded by the generous giving from the Meijer Corporation 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. The image above is from the 2017 Shopping Event.