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Thank you for your participation- Kids N Cops Fundraiser

Post Date:09/28/2018 10:10 AM
10/3/18  UPDATE

SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECEIVES FUNDS FROM HOLIDAY VACATIONS AND ALTOONA FAMILY RESTAURANT FOR KIDS ‘N COPS PROGRAM

 

A successful fundraising event hosted by the Altoona Family Restaurant on October 1st for the Kids ‘N Cops Program resulted in donations of over $13,500  to the Program.  To ensure the Sheriff’s Office will be able to serve at least 100 children on their upcoming shopping day at Target, Holiday Vacations continued their tradition of supporting this event by donating an additional  $10,000 to the cause.  They were “honored to be part of this worthwhile event" and support at-risk youth.   The support of the citizens of our community who came out to Altoona Family Restaurant to enjoy a meal is also sincerely appreciated. 

 

The Kids ‘N Cops Program pairs youth with law enforcement officers for an afternoon of shopping for warm clothing, a special toy,  lunch and a visit from Santa.  The support of these local businesses and their patrons makes this program possible and is sincerely appreciated.    



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On Monday, October 1st, 2018, the Kids N’ Cops Program will be celebrating 26 years with a local fundraiser being hosted by Altoona Family Restaurant and Sponsored by Holiday Vacations from 7:30am to 8:00pm at the Altoona Family Restaurant, 2000 N. Hillcrest Parkway, Altoona, WI, 54720.

Since 1991, Kids N’ Cops has united the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office and other area Law Enforcement Officers with at risk youth between the ages of 4-11. Donations and fundraisers allow the program to create a special experience for these young people. Referrals are received from schools, social service agencies and churches. Officers take the children shopping at Target for essential winter clothing and school items and also let them choose a special toy! Kids N’ Cops enables officers, family members and friends to share a little Christmas cheer while providing a positive interaction with law enforcement that lasts a lifetime. After the shopping experience, one on one time is spent while sharing lunch.

For more information on the program or how you can donate, please go to the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office website and click on Kids N’ Cops.

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