Each year, the Lake County Sheriff’s Association, with the support of The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, conducts it’s annual Shop With A Sheriff program. This program benefits needy children by providing them with the opportunity to shop for Christmas presents with a uniformed Deputy Sheriff.
This program is totally funded by donations from the public. Each child will have $100 with which to shop with. Uniformed Deputies and Command Officers will act as chaperones to help the junior shoppers make sound decisions and to assist them in keeping track of how much they spend. The children are taken on a shopping excursion where they are encouraged to buy those items they need most. We say “encouraged” because they are often too discouraged to dare hope for the opportunity to have such things as new shoes, coats, clothing, and even and appropriate toy or two.
This is the Lake County Sheriff’s Associations largest function of the year, and we would love your help. If you would like to make a donation, please have your check or money order made out to the Lake County Sheriff’s Association. Donations can then be mailed to
Lake County Sheriff’s Association
PO Box 42
Gurnee, IL 60031
The more money that we raise, the more children we will be able to help. If you would like to donate, please click the “donate” button to the left. Your charitable donation is tax deductible under tax identification number 46-0991663.
Children are solely selected by their school counselors and every effort is made for the children to be from unincorporated Lake County. The Lake County Sheriff’s Association has no involvement in the selection process. If you wish to have your children or someone else’s added to the list, please contact that child’s school counselor.