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Sheriff's office provides 40 children with Christmas gifts

Posted Saturday, December 24, 2005

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Siler City, NC - The festive season is a time for joy, sharing as well as giving, however some families can’t always afford to provide for their children during the holidays. The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Christmas “Shop with a Cop” program provided 40 children the opportunity to shop at Wal-Mart with a $50 gift certificate provided to them by Sheriff Richard Webster.

Citizens donated the $2,000 to the Sheriff’s Office Christmas and Youth Services Fund throughout the year. The money for Youth Services is also used to maintain the DARE Program, the Explorers Post, and the Sheriff’s Summer Camp for Kids.

Over the past three years, the Sheriff’s Office has provided nearly 200 families with gifts or money for gifts in a variety of Christmas Programs. A shared community response between Sheriff’s Office members and private donations within our county affords families’ holiday joy that otherwise wouldn’t have had a Christmas. The Chatham Sheriff's office attributes the success of their programs to the generosity within the Chatham community.

The Shop with a Cop program was conducted on December 20th through the 22nd.

“We are so thankful for the people of Chatham County helping us with this program”, said Sheriff Webster. “Without their donations, this couldn’t be possible. The look on these children’s faces makes it all worth it”.

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