The Christmas Joy Program provides gifts to less fortunate children through a “Shop with a Cop” styled program as well as comfort items to indigent Senior Citizens in the Cherokee County during the holiday season. The Reserve Unit solicits donations from both businesses and individuals in the county, identifies viable recipients through partnerships with local school counselors and the Senior Center. The Reserve Unit also coordinates the shopping with children as well as delivery of goods to the elderly recipients. The Christmas Joy Program was first initiated in 1996 and has assisted thousands of families with Christmas presents that would have otherwise not received anything. We take great pride to visit a senior citizen during the holiday season with a special gift.
The Christmas Joy Program accepts donations year round and falls under the umbrella of the Cherokee Sheriff’s Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations are tax deductible, but we suggest that you consult with your tax accountant for full details. All donations received are used directly for the Christmas Joy Program. The Cherokee Sheriff’s Reserve Unit and the Sheriff’s Office donate their time for this very worthy program. The only administrative costs incurred are the printing of the mailers and the associated postage. If you would like to donate to this worthwhile program and held a child or senior citizen during the holiday season, please donate.