DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey L. Mann and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office will host the agency’s 10th Annual “Adopt-A-Family for Christmas” holiday event on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 11 a.m., at the DeKalb County Jail on Memorial Drive in Decatur.
The DeKalb County Jail’s Chaplaincy program coordinates the event with local social service agencies and faith-based organizations. Participants will include the DeKalb County Family & Children’s Services Kinship Program and Bethany House Foster Care, along with employee volunteers.
Since the event began in 2007, sworn officers and civilian employees have collected and personally donated an estimated 100 bicycles and 150 dolls, along with hundreds of games, electronic items and clothing for some 250 children. The gifts are distributed at a luncheon at the jail for children of incarcerated men and women who are being cared for by other family members.