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Monday, December 20, 2021

Shop with a cop a huge success in Bates County

THANK YOU Bates County and beyond.
 
Deputies have been raising money for our Beards for Kids program where they were allowed to grow Beards beginning in November. They had to be seeking donations so that area Law Enforcement could have the honor of taking youth in our community Christmas shopping.
 
This year approximately 40 kids got to have a fun filled night shopping with a cop in our community. The program also purchased Christmas gifts for children who were to young to actually shop in person. So far approximately $8000 was raised and has been spent. (This count continues to increase as we get closer to Christmas)

“We have a few more families that we are helping out this year beyond the shopping with a deputy.” Says Sheriff Anderson. “Programs like this are good for the soul. It is just as fulfilling for Law Enforcement as it is fun for the kids. Our community wins on both sides”.
 
Money has been raised through donations from individuals, tiktok challenges and followers, corporate donations, Sheriff on a Shelf appearances along with money from the deputies themselves.