In a letter to Rockmart merchants and citizens, Rockmart Police Chief Keith Sorrells reminds us that Christmas is just around the corner and requests your help in ensuring a Merry Christmas for local children.
Some people have started their holiday shopping and many stores are decorating and playing Christmas music. In an ideal world children would wake up Christmas morning to the love and laughter of family, a warm house, and lots of presents. However, we know this isn’t the case. A struggling economy continues to hamper the efforts of parents to make ends meet.
The Rockmart Police Department sponsors “Christmas is for Kids” each year to help address this need. This year is no exception as they once again partner with “Toys for Tots” and Floyd EMS to meet the needs of the children in our community. All monetary and toy donations will remain in this area.
According to Rockmart Police Chief Keith Sorrells, “last year, through your generosity, we were able to help more than 220 children in the Rockmart-Aragon area. We thank everyone who has participated in this project in the past. Because of your donations, many of our local children woke up Christmas morning to presents under the tree, which may not have otherwise gotten anything.”
As we begin our “Christmas is for Kids” project this year, we again ask that you make a difference in a child’s Christmas by making a monetary donation. Any donation amount will be appreciated.
Please make checks payable to:
- Christmas is for Kids or Toys for Tots
- P. O. Box 231
- Rockmart, GA 30153
Applications are being accepting at this time for the Christmas is for Kids program, sponsored by the Rockmart Police Department. Applications can be filled out at the Rockmart Police Department Mon. – Fri. from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. with Dec. 7 being the last date to apply.
Children must be between 2-12 years of age. A Parent or guardian must have picture ID, proof of address (utility bill with name and address), a certified copy of a birth certificate for each child being considered for the program and a working phone to contact the parent or guardian to pick-up the toys. The list is then compared with other programs; if you apply at more than one place you will be disqualified.
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