In the muster room at the Charles County Detention Center on Dec. 16, the toys, stuffed animals, board games and other Christmas presents were stacked nearly as high as the Christmas tree, ready to be delivered to the children of low-income families whose struggles are especially difficult at Christmastime.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s Corrections Division and the Charles County Correctional Officers Association collected the gifts — worth about $2,500 — and donated them to the Children’s Aid Society to deliver to children in need. Ms. Pam Vahle and Ms. Carol Jackson, the respective chair and vice chair of the Children’s Aid Society, accepted the donations on the organization’s behalf.
“Our Corrections officers are truly committed to making our community a better place,” said Sheriff Rex Coffey. “That is reflected not only in their daily toils but also in their effort to help the Children’s Aid Society collect toys for children each Christmas. Their generosity reflects the true meaning of Christmas.”
The Corrections Division and the CCCOA collects gifts for the Children’s Aid Society each year. For more information about the Corrections Division, visit ccso.us.