The "Cops for Kids Program" was established to enable us to give something back to the citizens of Lewisburg and provide assistance to those families that may find themselves facing difficult financial hardships.
Captain Rebekah Mitchell manages this program. Working with community agencies and school counselors we were able to select about one hundred (130) local children last year (2010) providing them with a Christmas shopping trip. There is a focus on providing them with essential items such as clothing, winter items, shoes, etc. However, we also try to provide them with toys or other items that a child would enjoy at Christmas. We also treat them to a lunch after the shopping trip. Both the shopping trip and lunch take place at local businesses.
Funding for the "Cops for Kids Program" comes entirely from donations from local citizens and businesses in conjunction with our fundraising events. Please consider making a donation to this very worthwhile program. The information for submitting donations is included below. The smiles that we see on the faces of these children more than repay the time and effort put into this program.
Donations can be made to Cops for Kids by contacting Capt. Rebekah Mitchell at 931-359-4044 or sending to the Lewisburg Police Department at 101 Water Street, Lewisburg, TN. 37091.
Thanks to our fund raising efforts and generous donations from our community, we were able to take over 150 local children on a Christmas shopping trip this year, spending an average of $100.00 on each child.
We also want to thank all of the volunteers for helping with the event and serving as chaperones during the shopping trip. A special thanks to Oak Grove Elementary School for allowing us to use their facility.
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