Applications, donations accepted for Cops & Kids Christmas event in Williamson County

Christmas Packages (Source: Pexels/Jill Wellington)
Christmas Packages (Source: Pexels/Jill Wellington)

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) – The Williamson County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 197 is gearing up for its annual Cops & Kids Christmas event that helps families from the Williamson County area.

The program is designed to unite local law enforcement along with public safety employees with local disadvantaged children for a special day of shopping.

The selected families will shop for all the necessities such as jackets, clothes, shoes etc. that they are in need of. With the remaining funds, they may purchase toys etc.

“All the items purchased during our event are made possible by the members of FOP Lodge 197 and donations from citizens and businesses throughout Williamson County,” said FOP President Carl Eggemeyer. “One hundred percent of the designated donations to the Cops & Kids program go to the four day event which in turn determines how many children and families we can help that year.”

Families in need can pick up an application at any local law enforcement agency.

Anyone interested in donating to Cops & Kids can make donation to your local law enforcement agency or by mail to: Williamson County FOP Lodge 197 P.O. Box 1172, Marion, IL 62959

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