Friday, December 27, 2013

Guardian Ad Litem Kids Celebrate With A Star

Thanks to the generosity of Collier County Sheriff’s Office members and the community, the eighth annual “Celebrate With A Star” program was tremendous success.

An office at CCSO Headquarters was filled with packages containing Legos, Barbie dolls, children’s clothing, stuffed animals, and much more for deserving children assigned to the 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem program in partnership with the Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida (VFK) agency.

There are more than 200 children living in Collier County who have been abandoned or are alleged to have been abused or neglected. Guardian ad Litem volunteers advocate for these children in the courts, the child welfare system and the community. Children in the program range from infant to 17 years old.

The presents were distributed by volunteer advocates assigned to each child.

Click here to learn more about VFK.

CCSO gives special thanks to all who contributed to “Celebrate With A Star” and wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

Photo by Cpl. Efrain Hernandez/CCSO