ELKHART — Officers from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department will be participating in this year’s Shop with a Sheriff event that will kickoff at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9.
Beginning at the sheriff’s department, approximately 40 officers from the detective bureau, patrol and corrections will be hosting 20 children who will be riding with the officers for Christmas shopping at the Meijer’s store on Elkhart Road in Goshen.
Each child will be accompanied by officers as they shop for clothing, school supplies and a few toys as well as gifts for family members. Each child will also be sent home with a gift card to Martin’s Supermarkets to purchase groceries for the family. The evening will be topped off with a pizza party at the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department and a ride home in a squad car.
With the help of local community members, businesses and sheriff’s department employees, over $6,600 was raised to help fund this event. The sheriff’s department would like to extend a special thanks to Meijer, CCS, Martin’s Supermarkets, CBM, Tech Friends, Chiphone Credit Union, Abel Bail Bonds, NAPA Automotive Jenkins Auto Parts, Eby Ford and Maple City Vending.
Participating children were selected by school guidance counselors based on each child’s needs. Media members are welcome to attend this event.