FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WBAY) - The Fond du Lac Police Department has turned its squads into Santa sleighs. Officers, department staff, and their families helped to package Christmas presents and dinners for families in need.
Nearly 70 families in Fond du Lac are going to have a merrier Christmas thanks to the city's police department and the Cops for Kids Foundation. Santa's elves, in blue, spent the morning packing meal and picking out presents to help fulfill Christmas wishes for those who may be struggling a little bit this holiday season.
Santa's elves in blue spent the morning packing meals.
"This is really the police officer's project. They recognize the families that are in need and they bring them back to our board and the Chaplain's program here and we work with area organizations to provide food and toys for them," says Jennifer Walters with Cops for Kids.
The Christmas distribution has been going on in the Fond du Lac community for years. Not only is it helping families in need, but it's a reminder to the officers about the reason behind the season.
Officer Ragan Pecore says, "My wife always comes down and helps out with the deliveries. For us, this has been a yearly event that sort of anchors, brings home what Christmas means to us."
After packing the meals and bagging the gifts, it's time to head out to make the deliveries, leaving gifts with recipients so very thankful for the kindness of the officers.
One recipient, Cassandra Amundson, said it means "a better Christmas for both of my children. They'll be very grateful for everything that they gave them."