ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (December 5, 2019) — The Alexander County Santa Cops program is currently seeking gifts and donations for this year’s campaign. The program, which began in 2009, helps provide Christmas gifts to the children of local incarcerated parents.
Alexander County Sheriff’s Office Captain Phillip Starnes, who is administering the Santa Cops program, presented information about the annual Santa Cops program at the December 2nd meeting of the Alexander County Board of Commissioners. Commissioners presented gifts to Starnes in support of the program.
Donation boxes are located at numerous county buildings and businesses, and the public is encouraged to participate.
Starnes said that once the donations are sorted and wrapped, officers personally deliver the presents to the children on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Santa Cops provides Christmas cheer to these children, while creating an opportunity for a positive interaction with law enforcement.
For more information or to make a donation, contact Captain Starnes at (828) 632-0304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.