“Police Providing Presents” event to benefit local children

Volunteers from Garrett County Law Enforcement agencies along with the Garrett County Department of Social Services and members of AmeriCorps have partnered to organize the “Police Providing Presents” event to benefit local children.

This nationwide event may be called different names, but the event’s meaning stays the same.  The event provides selected Garrett County children the opportunity to be paired with members from the Maryland State Police, Garrett County Sheriff’s Office, Oakland City Police, Maryland Natural Resource Police and the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office who will spend time together as partners for the day.

The event provides the opportunity for children to go shopping with a police officer in order to purchase presents for their family and themselves, attend a luncheon, and have the presents wrapped by volunteers.  The “Police Providing Presents” event is scheduled for Saturday, December 7th, with a make-up date on Sunday, December 8th.

We are graciously asking for donations in support of this program to provide each child the opportunity to make their holidays a little brighter.  Any donation would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made in person or by mailing a check or money order to Garrett County Department of Social Services (GCDSS), 12578 Garrett Highway, Oakland, Maryland 21550 and specify “Police  Providing Presents“.  Although, the preferred method is checks or money order, cash donations are acceptable and can be dropped off in person at GCDSS.

If you have additional questions, please contact F/Sergeant Brad Williams at 301-387-1101.  Thank you for your interest and helping to make this program a success.