BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office spent their Thursday dropping off gifts to different schools throughout the county as part of their ‘Toys for Kids’ campaign.
Schools in the district notify the sheriff’s office which families are in need during the holiday season, and deputies drop off the gifts for parents at each school to be picked up before the holidays.
Principal Lisa Dellis of Bedford Primary School says 75 percent of her students come from a financially disadvantaged household. She says she’s thankful those kids will be able to get presents from Santa this year.
“It’s huge in allowing the parents and families to have that level of being able to give to their children, without their children being aware of their situation,” said Dellis.
With help from the community and local businesses, deputies were able to raise more than $5,000 so they could get gifts for 197 kids in the area.