Fellow Fayette Residents,
As the holiday season nears, Shop with a Sheriff is gearing up for its sixth year of helping some very special children here in Fayette County. Our goal is to make a memory that will last a lifetime, and we need your help. Our program is fairly simple; we collect donations from the community and use them to take disadvantaged Fayette County students shopping on a very exciting day in December. We discretely identify the children with the help of Fayette County school counselors before carefully narrowing the list down to those with the greatest need. We then pair the children up with a uniformed deputy and a list of clothing needs and sizes.
Our program is quite different than others you may have heard of. Shop with a Sheriff’s philosophy is to care for the entire family. Children in our program get needed items like clothing and school supplies. Once we satisfy the list of needed items, we encourage the children to pick some fun items for themselves. Year after year, we encounter the same thing: the children want to buy gifts for their parents and siblings rather than themselves. The selflessness of the children as their parents look on, sometimes with tears in their eyes, always leaves an impression on me.
Your help over the past six years has enabled Shop with a Sheriff to help many Fayette County families. We hope you’ll consider contributing to this worthy cause. Please make a tax deductable donation payable to “Shop with a Sheriff.” P.O. Box 143606-3606 Fayetteville, Georgia 30214. For more information, please contact Investigator Joshua Shelton at 770-716-4777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please help us make memories that will last a lifetime,
Barry H. Babb