DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Dawson County Emergency Services personnel went above and beyond their normal life-saving call of duty Friday, by partnering with KARE for Kids and Dawson County High School’s Community Based Instruction (CBI) program for an annual shopping event that will brighten the Christmas holiday for underprivileged children.
The kids, excited and eager to begin their shopping spree met their sponsors at 10 a.m. inside Walmart before pairing off with EMS personnel heading off in all directions.
“This event really allows us to focus on teaching the value of volunteering to assist our community,” said Chris Archer, Lieutenant of Fire Prevention.
This is the second time Emergency Services and the CBI have teamed up for this event. Last Christmas KARE for Kids provided Christmas to 500 kids.
“Christmas shopping with these children allows us an opportunity to continue to give back to our community,” said Danny Thompson, Fire Chief at Dawson County Emergency Services.
Jeff Bailey, Division Chief Fire Marshal at Dawson County Emergency Services added, “The students in the CBI program are really committed to ensuring they are shopping for what the sponsored child wanted and this is a great opportunity for both of us to learn.”
Both Dawson County Emergency Services and Dawson County High School Community Based Instruction’s (CBI) commitment to this annual event with Kare for Kids is fueled by a desire to serve their community.
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