(Atlantic) The Atlantic Police Department is raising money to make some area families "Christmas Dreams Come True."
Atlantic Police Lt. Dave Erickson says the project is called "Christmas Family Dreams." The applications can be picked up at the Atlantic Police Department, KSOM/KS95, and Masker Plumbing and Heating.
“We go through the applications and try to pick out the families that are in need the most and then we take them shopping in Atlantic, downtown Atlantic, on Saturday,” said Erickson. “They go shopping with a Police Reserve and when they are all done with that we bring them back to the Police Department and we give them enough groceries for Christmas dinner so they can prepare their meal on Christmas Day.”
Lt. Erickson says last year they raised enough money to provide Christmas for 8-families, and another five families received groceries for Christmas dinner.
“It’s very rewarding, I enjoy it, I like doing things with kids and the other officers are the same way, they get a lot out of it just seeing the reactions on the kids’ faces,” said Erickson.
The applications should be submitted back to the Atlantic Police Department by December 14.