For the sixth year in a row, Logan Goodwin, 10, 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 kids in crisis situations.
The Sheriff’s Office uses them and distributes them to other law enforcement agencies, the Department of Social Services (DSS) and Anson County’s 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 and Diane for starting this project six years ago.”
“Logan told me he wanted to thank us for letting him and his grandmother help on this project because, as Logan said, ‘there are children out there that need something to hold and love on in times of needs,’” Sheriff Allen added. “Logan also wanted me to remind the public that if they have any good used bicycles to contact the Sheriff’s Office for our Christmas Bicycle Program for Kids. Now that’s a lot of thought and insight for a 10-year-old.”
Since this project began six 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.