CAP, Shop with a Cop this weekend

Monika Spaulding, Digital Editor

Amy Crane works to sort items at Southern Hills Church for this weekend's Christmas Assistance distribution day.

Volunteers and organizers are working extra hard this week to be sure many children in Washington County have a merry Christmas.
Christmas Assistance Program (CAP) organizer Amy Crane said 375 children signed up for assistance this year, which is down from  years past.
She said Shop With A Cop, which is Saturday morning, took 100 names this year. Colie Claus took 80 names and the Salvation Army took 100 names.
The rest of the children were bought for by churches, organizations and individuals in the community.
Monetary donations have been used to shop for those who haven’t been selected and to fill in what is needed in the bags already turned in. Each child receives two outfits, socks, underwear, a new pair of shoes, a coat and a toy.
Crane said it has been a great year. Wednesday morning, she received a call that the Salvation Army had a donation of 100 bikes from Q103.1 radio station. The bikes were delivered Wednesday afternoon and names will be drawn for the recipients. Crane said this is a first for the program and they are excited to be able to give kids the bicycles.
In addition to the bikes, CAP received a load of toys from Toys for Tots.
Public pick up for CAP will be held at Southern Hills Church from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday.
If you are still wanting to volunteer or help with distribution, call the church office at 812-883-1637.


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