July 24, 2021

Heard County Sheriff’s Office Brightens Christmas for 350 Local Children

For the past several years, the Heard County Sheriff’s Office has collected monetary donations as well as clothing and toy donations to provide to needy children for Christmas.

Heard County Department of Family & Children Services takes applications from local families and screens the requests. Parents/guardians are asked to list several toys their children are requesting and their clothing and shoe sizes.

The approved requests are sent to the Sheriff’s Office for “Santa Claus” to fill. This year over 350 children were provided with toys, bicycles and clothing.

“This is one of my favorite projects that we are able to provide to our children that is sponsored by the Sheriff’s Office. This would not be possible without the help and the caring hearts of so many wonderful people in our county,” stated Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry.

“There are not enough words to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone who makes this project possible. I am so proud to live in a community where so many people care, we even had two little girls donate money from their piggy banks. There are too many to thank individually for their donations and contributions, but I do want to sincerely thank all businesses (local and outside Heard County), local Churches, local residents and other individuals, Heard County DFACS, Franklin Police Department, Heard County Codes Enforcement Office, Heard County Recreation Dept., Heard County Government Offices and my staff at the Sheriff’s Office. All these “angels” help make this a wonderful Christmas for so many” added Sheriff Henry.

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