To the Editor:
McHenry County Police Charities thanks everyone for helping us serve more than 200 children through the Shop with a Cop event held Dec. 2.
Children purchased gifts for themselves and family members, and received a new winter coat, boots, hat and gloves, if needed.
This year a special thank you to both Crystal Lake and Johnsburg Walmarts, D’Andrea and 31 North for donating breakfast, the local, county, state and federal law enforcement personnel for volunteering.
To our baggers, greeters and gift wrapper volunteers: Crystal Lake Elementary Teachers Association, the McHenry Chamber MC3 Networking group (and for raising more than $13,000!), Crystal Lake, Sun City and Fox River Grove Lions Club, BMO Harris McHenry, the local dealerships donating use of vehicles to aid transportation, and the citizens of McHenry County for donations throughout the year that make this amazing event possible.
Special thanks to Dave Cole and Pete Ferretti for being Santa’s helpers.
McHenry County Chief of Corrections, Harvard