Safe Kids Macon County and the Macon County Sheriff’s Office have once again been specially requested by Santa himself to help out this Christmas. Santa delivered a big red mailbox to the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building this weekend to allow kids to write a letter directly to Santa.
“We set up the mailbox last year at the detention center with the community building was closed as we had such a great response from the community. We know that this year has still been really hard on so many folks so we wanted to once again do a little something to help spread some holiday magic to families in our community,” said Sheriff Robert Holland. “The community building is the perfect central location to host Santa’s mailbox this year. Make sure that you include a return address, so Santa can send a personalized letter back to your child.”
With Safe Kids Macon County and the Macon County Sheriff’s Office acting as Santa’s elves, every boy and girl who writes a letter to Santa and drops it in Santa’s mailbox located inside the lobby of the Macon County Detention Center will get a special personalized letter back from Santa himself!
Sheriff Robert Holland is encouraging teachers to have their classes submit letters as a group and then the class will receive individual replies sent to their classroom teacher to have a fun activity to do together.
The mailbox will be located inside the Macon County Community Building until Sunday, December 19. On Sunday, December 19 from 3-5 p.m., Santa himself will be at the Macon County Community Building visiting with families while his special elves volunteer their time to wrap Christmas presents. The annual fundraiser supports the sheriff’s office’s Shop with a Cop Event, which provides toys to children in need in Macon County.
Shop with a Cop provides Christmas to more than 400 children in Macon County who need a little extra holiday cheer. The program has been operating for nearly 30 years and continues to grow each year all because of the support of the community.
On Sunday, December 19 from 3-5 p.m. there will be a gift-wrapping fundraiser to raise needed funds for the program. Volunteers will be on hand to wrap your Christmas gifts and will have all the wrapping paper and bows needed to make your gifts look perfect under the tree. All gift wrapping and photos with Santa will be done as a donation for the Shop with a Cop program.
For those unable to drop off a letter in person, letters can be addressed to Santa and sent to 1288 Georgia Rd, Franklin, NC 28734