18th annual Warm Winter Wear for Darke County Children kicks off


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 18th 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 at the Darke County Sheriff’s Office from Oct. 1 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. For the past four years, Walmart has worked with organizers in helping to provide new coats, hats and gloves to children, ages 0-13, who are in need. With Walmart’s support and participation over the last three years, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office has been able to provide almost 800 coats to children in Darke County.

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office thanked the numerous individuals and businesses throughout the County who have made donations in previous years. Last year it received $9,370 in donations. The Sheriff’s Office also received donations of new coats, as well as hand-made hats, scarves and gloves. The Darke County Sheriff’s Office greatly appreciates the generosity of the citizens; the program could not continue without their help.

Anyone with questions about this project may contact the Darke County Sheriff’s Office at 937-548-1193 and direct the call to Stacey.