For the past six years, Logan Goodwin and his grandmother, Diane Goodwin, have given the Anson County Sheriff’s Office a new supply of stuffed animal and figures, to be given out to other children in crisis situation. This year Logan had his fifth grade class at Wadesboro Elementary School help and it became a class project that resulted in dozens of new stuffed animals and figures collected. They were given to the Sheriff’s Office on June 5.
The Sheriff’s Office uses them and distributes them to other law enforcement agencies, DSS and the Domestic Violence Coalition. These agencies, along with the Sheriff’s Office, give the toys out to children at accident scenes, police calls, domestic violence or any situation where small children are frightened and need something to “hug” or hold on to.
Anson County Sheriff Tommy Allen said, “Sometimes children are in the middle of very harsh situations. Life’s not always fair and little children seem to be where it’s the most unfair. I’ve seen these stuffed animals dry up tears and give a trembling child something secure to hold on to. I want to thank Logan, his grandmother Diane and the classmates from Logan’s fifth grade class for continuing this project for the seventh year in a row.”
Since this project began seven years ago by Logan, churches, civic organizations and many individuals now help keep a good supply on hand at the Sheriff’s Office.
Logan is the son of Bruce and Kitt Goodwin and the grandson of Diane and Billy Goodwin of Wadesboro.