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Weaverville’s Cops for Kids Program

In years past Weaverville Police have collected toys for needy children but that's changed. Photo by Clint Parker.

Weaverville – Weaverville’s Cops for Kids program has been providing toys for needy children for two decades. While the way it operates has changed a bit, they’re still doing Christmas and more for the area’s children.

Usually, you could go by the Weaverville Police Department and see their garage area packed full of toys, but that has changed. The police department is now partnering with the Weaverville Primary and Elementary Schools to supply needy children with toys.

They also no longer take toy donations or have the annual Cops for Kids Bike Run. Only monetary donations are now accepted for the program, with 100% of the money donated going to the schools to directly help the children during the Christmas season and throughout the year.

Sgt. Andy Mace, who has led the drive for years, made it clear to the Tribune that the money does not go into a fund for the school but into a separate fund for the children.

Those interested in brightening a child’s Christmas morning can make cash or check donations to the department. Checks should be made out to the Weaverville Police Department with “Cops for Kids” in the memo line. That can be dropped off during normal business hours or mailed to 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC 28787. For more information, call 828-645-5700. Thank you for your continued patronage.