Brevard Sheriff’s Office Teams Up With ‘Kids Without Christmas’ to Bring Cheer to Struggling Families
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // December 27, 2019
70 BCSO members help with event
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – With Christmas 2019 now behind us and the New Year right around the corner, I wanted to share with our community a great partnership and story that took place this past week.
This past Sunday morning approximately 70 members of our agency, their families and friends, volunteered at the “Christmas Present Wrapping Event” for “Kids Without Christmas (KWC)” that each year provides gifts to hundreds of kids and their families who struggle during the Christmas Season.
While KWC is an amazing organization that works annually to make sure that every kid in Brevard County has a great Christmas, this year’s effort had an added special component that was the result of our agency’s incredible partnership with Mike Kelly and the KWC Team.
This year, in partnership with our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Unit, KWC provided Christmas presents to over 100 kids who are the children of female inmates in our jail.
Our belief is that every kid deserves a great Christmas morning and by partnering with KWC we made sure that these kids were no different even though they couldn’t spend Christmas with their mom!!
The program was an amazing success because of the team at “Kids Without Christmas” and our Program’s Team at the Brevard County Jail as over 100 kids had something to bring them a smile on Christmas morning!!
KWC has been in operation for over 21 years and has brought Christmas Joy to thousands and thousands of children right here in our own community. They are able to accomplish their amazing efforts through very generous community donors and volunteers as they annually provide over 7,000 gifts for families that otherwise might not have had presents to open on Christmas Day.
I would like to personally thank Mike Kelly, the entire KWC Volunteer Team, and our Brevard County Corrections Team for all they do to help kids in need and for all they did to help support our agency’s newest initiative this year as well.
I would like to also thank everyone from our agency and community who took part in this year’s wrapping event to once again demonstrate just how great it is to live in Brevard County!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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