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Deputies fill stockings for 11 families in need

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Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office is making Christmas a little merrier this holiday season.
Saturday they shopped for 11 families in need, which include 46 children who will now have Christmas presents under the tree they wouldn't have had before.

  

 Deputy Mike Muncy approached Sheriff Johnson and suggested that the department establish a program to benefit the community at Christmas.

 

 Sheriff Octavia Johnson established The Family Christmas Program in 2011 to build positive relationships between Sheriff’s Deputies and the community.

The program is family focused; gifts are provided for all the children in the family and other household needs are addressed. Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Straight Street in this endeavor. The purpose of the Family Christmas Program is to give children with social or economic needs an enjoyable Christmas experience. Families selected were nominated by Dare Officers in Roanoke elementary schools who see children in need everyday.

 Deputies have worked throughout the year to raise funds for the Family Christmas Program. Fund-raisers included a Thirty-one Days Bag Drawing, Viva la Cupcake Sale, and Cornhole Tournament. 

Wal-Mart contributed to the effort by donating hundreds of dollars worth of turkeys and other holiday foods for the families to prepare on Christmas day.

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