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Brooksville Police Help Struggling Families Buy Christmas Gifts, Detective Says “This is the part we love”

BROOKSVILLE – It’s hard enough for a single parent to juggle one or more jobs, cook, clean, help with homework, and still find time to tuck the kids in bed at night. And as the Holiday season approaches, being able to afford Christmas gifts can be a struggle and for some families, if not impossible. But thanks to the Brooskville Police Department and some kindhearted donors, a few local families will be able see make their children’s Christmas a little brighter.

Detective Tracey Schofield runs the Police and Kids Foundation, a local non-profit organization that helps children in need.

On Sunday, RNRF met with Schofield at the Brooksville Walmart on US-41, where he and several of his fellow officers assisted the chosen families in picking out gifts.

Schofield says, “Hopefully this will make it a little bit better for some of the parents who need help this year.” Schofield went on to explain why Community Policing is so important to every community, if not more important than fighting crime. “Contrary to what people believe, this should be our normal activity of helping and serving our community,” Says Schofield. “This the part that we love, this is what makes you smile, this is what makes you come back tomorrow,” he explained.

One of the donors, St. Petersburg attorney, Chandler Irvin of Irvin and Petty P.A. says, “My law partner and I both know what it’s like to have tough times around Christmas. I hope to give a kid a Christmas they might not otherwise have. If it takes a little bit of pressure off someone, somewhere, then it’s job well done.”

Brooksville City Councilwoman, Natalie Kahler stopped by to lend helping hand and she says, “I’m just super excited to support our police department as they support our community. This is one of the things that makes our department so special”

Rachel Fiscuis, struggled to fight back the tears as she explained how much she appreciated the foundation’s assistance. “I have two children, six and nine, and this helps a lot – A whole not,” says Rachel. She goes on to explain how hard it is as a single mother to make ends meet, especially during this time of the year.

Rachel was able to purchase both her children bicycles, in addition to other gifts.

In all, Det. Schofield says they were able to help purchase gifts for 62 children in Pinellas Park and Brooksville.

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  • Awesome !! Someone needs to help those kids, the rec department is seriously lacking direction.

    Friday, 15 December 2017, 10:34 pm
  • I know 2 young boys they have not had a Christmas in 4 yrs. Due to a father that would not work and didn’t believe. I have only been able too help a small about. They no longer live with father they live with a mom first time for Christmas tree also. They never ask for a lot because they know they can’t talk about Christmas I’m looking for a 26″ bike and 24″ bike that could be delivered too them for Christmas. Mom is not working at this moment. Please put me in right direction too get these 2 boys a bike. I can give them the address where these children live if someone would be able to help and deliver. Thank you my email is [email protected] I’m still trying to getting other help

    Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:34 am
  • I hear ALOT of smack about b-vile Poe-poe
    But I don’t see ANY of those people stepping up & helping others like this!
    🤔

    Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 5:08 am
  • It’s good to know that people still care about others. God bless and keep everyone involved. Merry Christmas.

    Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:55 pm
  • Local taking care of local. Good for them. Heard from a reliable source that the Toys for Tots program is not so community oriented. Toys collected in Hernando County end up being distributed to folks in Tampa.

    Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 12:51 pm
  • Thank you so very much for what you did for our family from our family to yours please have a very blessed & merry Christmas

    Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 12:42 pm
  • That is truly a great Christmas posting. Need more of them.

    Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 8:06 am
  • Well done to all that were involved! God Bless all of you!

    Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 7:51 am
  • Proud of you!

    Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 7:03 am
  • Visit http://www.policeandkids.com to donate or like us on Facebook Police & Kids Foundation. Thank you for the amazing article. Happy Holidays to all!

    Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 6:53 am
  • MAYBE KNEE-HIGH could break down & put up some of the money he steals from DAWN CENTER.
    NAWWW……screw helping people, he’s JUST the sheriff. He’d rather pocket the cash. He thinks he’s Pablo Escobar, SUCKER FOOL!!!
    WHOS policing HIM?????🤔
    As FAT A$$ as his deputies R, we know where the money goes, MCDONALDS!!!!

    Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 4:28 am
    • Fatty bo-batty, I’m NOT defending the sheriff’s dept. BUT THIS ARTICLE IS ABOUT THE BROOKSVILLE POLICE DEPT. Don’t ruin their right to praise by lumping them with noone’s favorite sheriff.

      Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 8:49 am
  • God will give you many blessings for giving those children a wonderful Christmas. God Bless you all. This is what everyone should be doing all year around. This story has touched my heart. This reader thanks all involved for making this a brighter Christmas for those unfortunate families. 🙂

    Monday, 11 December 2017, 10:44 pm
  • That’s awesome!!!

    Monday, 11 December 2017, 10:38 pm
  • Job well done!!!!

    Monday, 11 December 2017, 9:47 pm
  • God Bless you All..

    Monday, 11 December 2017, 9:40 pm
  • terrific job to all!

    Monday, 11 December 2017, 9:19 pm

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