FLORENCE, AZ - More than 200 gifts are on their way to children in need this holiday season, thanks to the incredible generosity of PCAO staff.
For the seventh year, the Pinal County Attorney's Office took part in a 'Angel Tree' in partnership with DCS. The idea formed seven years ago, as County Attorney Volkmer wanted to help an overlooked population in need. The gifts purchased by staff for the Angel Tree go to help children who are in DCS' legal care, but remain in the physical care of their family. Oftentimes, these families don't have the financial resources to provide or purchase gifts. Thus, staff from the Pinal County Attorney's Office 'adopt' some of the kids over the holidays. DCS, through their caseworkers, identify families that have little financial resources and kids that are likely to receive no presents for the holidays. They then work with the kids and their families to create a wishlist, which PCAO staff can use to buy gifts the kids will most enjoy.
This year, staff purchased more than 200 gifts for children in need.
"I continue to be amazed and am so proud of our team who stepped up this holiday season to truly help the most vulnerable in our community," said County Attorney Kent Volkmer. "It is my sincere hope that these presents help to lift the spirits and provide a little joy and happiness to these children."