Thomasville Times Enterprise

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January 6, 2014

Goodwill Project proceeds come up short of need

THOMASVILLE — Although the 2013 Law Enforcement Goodwill Project raised $8,000 to be distributed among needy children during the holidays, the need was much greater.

Some people had to be turned away, said Lt. Wade Glover, commander of the Thomasville Police Department (TPD) Criminal Investigations Division (CID).

The Goodwill Project is an effort by TPD, Thomas County Sheriff’s Office and Thomas County/Thomasville Narcotics/Vice Division. The law enforcement agencies prepare and serve more than 1,000 meals each November to raise the money.

“We helped probably 150 children,” Glover said.

Money was given to Thomasville and Thomas County school system counselors and teachers, who purchased items needed by children.

Glover and Sgt. Henry Williams, assistant CID commander, said counselors and teachers know children’s true needs.

“We try to concentrate on the needs and not the wants,” Williams explained.

Clothing and food are the children’s greatest needs.

Each child received toys on Christmas morning, but the majority of the money went toward clothing and food.

“Without the community’s support and our vendors’ support, we could not have done it,” Williams said.

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be   at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820.


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