The Kankakee Valley Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #129 in Starke County received a donation from a Knox Elementary student, Kindergartener Jack Guzman.
The student collected money he found around the house and collected small donations from family members. He donated his money in support of the F.O.P.’s program “Shop with a Cop”, which is a program that allows officers and auxiliary members of the F.O.P. to take children from throughout Starke County shopping for school clothes and supplies.
Officer Chris Kisela, President of the F.O.P., stated that he presented Guzman with a Certificate of Appreciation on Wednesday for his support of the program and for his thoughtfulness. Kisela said that thanks to his small donation, the F.O.P. has a head start for next year’s program.
In August, the Kankakee Valley F.O.P. members were able to take 33 children shopping for school supplies and clothes in August.