Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office News Release - December 10, 2012:
On Tuesday, December 11th, members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office will participate in the annual "Christmas with the Kids" program. This year's shopping event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Walmart Super Center at 401 N Burkhardt Rd in Evansville.
Members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office have enjoyed providing this service to children of the tri-state area for several years. Once again, the sheriff's office will team up with the ARK Crisis Child Care Center for this special event. Over 25 children in need will have the opportunity to shop with members of the sheriff's office.
During the shopping event members of the VCSO will help the children pick out needed clothing and household items as well as Christmas toys that may be on their wish list. The children will also receive help picking out an item for their family members in an attempt to show the importance of giving during this holiday season. These programs are all funded and supported by the Tom Wallis Christmas Foundation with the support of generous members of the community.
The ARK Crisis Child Care Center is located at 415 Lincoln Ave in Evansville and provides care to approximately 200-250 children per month. The majority of the children served are referrals from social service agencies, medical personnel, legal aid services and the court system. ARK provides emergency crisis care to children six weeks old through six years of age whose families are experiencing temporary life altering challenges. For information about the "Christmas with the Kids" program and the Wallis Christmas Foundation, contact Lt. Jim Martin at (812) 421-6200.