Goal: Christmas Gifts for Every Child

Laurens Police were on hand at yesterday’s Laurens Rotary Club meeting to update the group on the Christmas in the City program Laurens Police are conducting for their 5th year. Assistant Police Chief Chrissie Cofield said the program grew from ten families the first year to serve some 250 children last year. She explained that Laurens Police coordinates with other agencies to avoid duplication and to serve children around the county. As she later told WLBG News, “We’re trying to cover the families that are in need, that are somehow not covered by some of the other agencies. We just want to make sure that no kid wakes up on Christmas morning without a toy.”

We asked Major Cofield how someone can contribute to the cause. She said : “You can contact myself, Major Chrissie Cofield or Page Burke with Laurens Police Department. That number is 864-984-3-5-3-2. Or, you can come by one of our offices: At the Sun Trust Bank at 201 West Main Street or at the Police Operations Center at 250 West Laurens Street.”

Page Burke of Laurens Police told Rotarians yesterday how seeing faces of the children being served is so rewarding.