16th annual ‘Warm Winter Wear’ kicks off


Staff report



DARKE COUNTY — The employees of the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, through the support of Sheriff Toby L. Spencer, and in conjunction with local law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical professionals have announced plans to host the 16th annual “Warm Winter Wear for Darke County Children” program.

Thanks to generous donations from caring individuals and businesses within the community, “Warm Winter Wear” is able to provide all Darke County Schools with items they request for their students. New hats, gloves and coats are collected in the dispatch center at the Darke County Sheriff’s Office now through the middle of November and items are distributed to the schools and local families as orders are filled.

Monetary donations are accepted throughout the year; checks should be made payable to Warm Winter Wear and mailed c/o Darke County Sheriff’s Office, 5185 County Home Road, Greenville, OH 45331.

With the support and participation of the local K-Mart from 2000-13, “Warm Winter Wear” was able to provide more than 3,000 coats to children in Darke County. The Darke County Sheriff’s Office now welcomes Wal-Mart as a partner in providing new coats, hats and gloves to children, ages 0-13, who are in need. With their support and participation last year, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office was able to provide more than 300 coats to children in Darke County.

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank the numerous individuals and businesses throughout the county who have made donations in previous years. Some of the donations we have received include new coats, as well as hand-made hats, scarves and gloves.

“We greatly appreciate the generosity of our citizens; our program could not continue without your help,” said a spokesperson.

Anyone with questions about this project may contact the Darke County Sheriff’s Office at 937-548-3399, and direct the call to dispatch.

Staff report