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“I recently had a call for service regarding a verbal/physical disturbance. I arrived and contacted 3 female adults, 2 of which had beaten each other. One of the females had a 3-year-old daughter. I could visibly see the daughter was distraught, withdrawn and would not speak to me. I asked the mom if the girl had crayons or any coloring items in the house and she said “no”. I asked the girl if she liked to draw and she gave a short-lived smile and nodded her head. I provided the girl the Comfort Kit gift bag and she was extremely happy and immediately began talking to us while coloring.
I just wanted to thank you for the time, effort, and money people have put into making the bags and providing them to us. Giving that little girl the bag was the most enjoyable part of my entire shift.”
Anderson Police Department
Comfort Kits are provided by the Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council in partnership with First 5 Shasta.
April 11-18 throughout Shasta County
April 30 at First 5 Shasta
Free presentation by Susan Wilson
exploring the culture of poverty. Attendees must work in Shasta County and focus on a 0-to-5 population.
April 24 at First 5 Shasta
2:30 pm-5:00 pm
Public welcome to attend.