Across the state, law enforcement agencies have delivered good cheer and gifts to kids and families though programs like “Shop-With-A-Cop.”
For some agencies like the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, their work is not done. On Friday, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office reached out to friends on Facebook to thank them for their support and to ask them to support the Gifts of Hope Program, administered by the Arizona’s Children Association.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the Arizona’s Children Association is one of the oldest child welfare and behavioral health agencies in Arizona. It started in Tucson as a child welfare agency and in the early 1900’s served as an orphanage.
From the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office:
In Southern Arizona the ACA has anywhere from 350-500 children in the behavioral health and child welfare services
Clients range in age from infants to 21 years old.
The ACA runs foster care/adoption and kinship services programs, parent aid services, and Independent Living Services (helping youth transition into adulthood when they “age out” of the system), and behavioral health services.
The ACA does not double nominate children, so if a child participated in Shop with a cop they aren’t added to Gifts of Hope or other lists.
What would be of the most help now are items as follows:
GIFTS OF HOPE
Legos, Pokemon Cards
AGE 10- (M)-Shirt size 10, pants 12, shoe 3; legos, sports items
AGE 17- (M)- Shirt adult medium, pants 30/30, shoes 8.5- he loves music (especially rap/hip-hop)
AGE 16 (F) – lego set; anything with Venom super heroes,remote control car
AGE 17 (M) Shirt Large, Pant 30/30, shoe 12- shoes, CDs, Possible own phone, tablet, exercise equipment he can use with his hands (help with resistance training) – CLIENT IN DESPERATE NEED OF SHOES
AGE 11 – (M) shirt size M(men), pant size med (Men)- legos, board games, video games PS4 (this child is autistic-so non-violent games)
AGE 14- (F) Shirt size L, Pant size 13, shoe size 8, shoe size 8- Anything ASU, hairties
AGE 9- (M) Shirt size 10, pant size 10, shoe size 4- shirts, pants, tennis shoes
AGE 9- (M) shirt size 8-10, pant size 8, shoe size 1.5- Shirts, pants, tennis shoes
AGE 12- (M) shirt size 12, pant size, 10-12, shoe size 5- shirts, pants, tennis shoes
AGE 10- (M) shirt size 10, pant size 10, shoe size 1- dinosaurs, drawing kit, legos
AGE 7 months- (M), shirt size 12 months, pant size 12 months, shoe size 6-12 months- developmental toys, bottles, jammies [Symbol]
AGE 18- (F)- inspirational books, necklaces, essential oils with oil diffuser
AGE 8-(M) shirt size 18/20, pant size 30/28, shoe size 5- basketball, pokemon cards, books
AGE 7- (M) shirt size 8, pant size 8, shoe size 13-pokemon, legos, stuffed animals, pup/paw patrol
AGE 8- (M)- shirt size 10/12, pant size 14/16, shoe size 5- board games, football, LA Dodgers Hoodie, baseball hat
AGE 4- (F) shirt size 5, pant size 5, shoe size 11, princess dolls, LOL dolls, little pony, dresses
AGE 17 (Teen Mother)- Gift card-Target
Any items that you can donate would be appreciated at any Sheriff’s Office substation and we hope to fill some of the void for these kids this holiday season!
Sierra Vista- 100 Colonia De Salud, STE 105
Bisbee – 205 N Judd Drive
Douglas -1012 N G Ave, STE 100
Willcox – 450 S Haskell, STE C
Elfrida – 10293 N Central Highway
Benson – 126 W 5th Street