Police Department Joins Local Charities to Help Children
With colder weather only a few months away, the Fayetteville Police Department is working closely with local charities and organizations to help disadvantaged children and children of homeless families. The Fayetteville Police Department will be collecting coats for the Every Child Coalition and school supplies and food for the Hungry Angelz Program between now and December 13, 2011.
Donations boxes have been set up in the lobbies of the of the Police Administration Building located at 467 Hay Street and in the lobby of the Cross Creek Bureau, located at 5089 Santa Fe Drive.
Please join us in assisting both organizations in making a difference in the life of a child!
The Fayetteville Police Department is partnering with the Every Child Coalition to collect coats for children of homeless families. Organizers of the coat drive want to make sure every child has a coat to keep them warm through the winter. Last school year, Cumberland County Schools identified more than 800 children as homeless.
Donations of new and gently used coats can be dropped of at either drop off locations through December 13, 2011.
For the 2nd year, the Fayetteville Police Department is assisting the Hungry Angelz Program this year with their Annual Food Drive. From now through December 13, 2011; the Police Department will be collecting food and school supplies to give to disadvantaged children.
For the 2010 through 2011 school year, Hungry Angelz packaged 488 Backpack Buddies every week for students in Cumberland County Public Schools. Backpack Buddies are packed with food, hygiene items, school supplies, and other items to support the children.
This year, Hungry Angelz is working with 40 schools to provide Backpack Buddies to 588 kids between the ages 5 and 14.
All food items that are donated need to be single serve items, non-perishable, and any cans need to have a pop top and/or easily container that can be opened by children. Some of the children receiving the Backpack Buddies may not have access to a can opener.
Examples of the items that can be donated:
Individual size box of cereal
Individual packs of cheese or peanut butter crackers
Vienna sausage or potted meat
Small bottled water
Cash donations can also be donated to Hungry Angelz by visiting their website, http://www.hungryangelz.org/. Hungry Angelz will be hosting a food drive on October 15, 2011 in the parking lot of John Kennedy Realtors/ State Farm Insurance located at the corner of Ray Avenue and Rowan Street. The event runs from 8 AM to 2 PM. And anyone making a donation will be able to enter a raffle for a prize.