Support for Needy Kids Program

For the second year in a row, the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office received a donation to its Shop with a Sheriff Program from Montessori of Chantilly – Casa dei Bambini. Each year, the kindergarten class creates several pieces of art under the guidance of the art teacher. Since these art pieces are created as a group, they are auctioned rather than returned to the students. The proceeds from the auction benefit a charitable program. A donation of more than $1,000 was given to the Shop with a Sheriff program after the auction.

The Shop with a Sheriff program is an annual event that is held a week before school starts. Homeless children from the Katherine K. Hanley and Patrick Henry Family Shelters pair up with Sheriff’s deputies to shop for school supplies and clothes at the Target store in Burke. Since 1992, the Burke Target has been the primary sponsor of this program. In recent years, Costco, Capital One Bank and Panera have joined in supporting this worthwhile event.

The Katherine K. Hanley and Patrick Henry Family Shelters provide a safe, temporary home for families, where they can receive help to assess their needs and develop a plan to locate permanent housing.