For the eighth year in a row, Logan Goodwin and his grandmother, Diane Goodwin, brought dozens of new stuffed animals and cartoon figures to the Anson County Sheriff’s Office to be given out to children in crisis situations.
Since Logan began this project other organizations and individuals have also provided similar items to the sheriff. “He really started a trend,” Sheriff Tommy Allen said. “We share these with other law enforcement agencies as well as the domestic violence organization and DSS. When a child is given a soft, stuffed animal figure at an accident scene or other situation, you can bet it’s because of this program Logan started eight years ago.”
Allen said that he estimates that over the past eight years his officers and others have given away over 1,500 teddy bears and other figures. “Children can be caught in the middle of some of life’s most harsh situations. It may be at an accident scene, at the hospital or even when officers are called to their homes where parents are fighting. It’s not their fault but they are so often upset. These stuffed animals and figures gives a frighten child something secure to hold on to. You just don’t know until you’ve seen this.”
“Logan told me that this was one of the most exciting times of the year for him to get to bring all these bags of stuffed animals to the Sheriff’s Office because he knows it will help some little child,” Allen said. “I want to thank Logan, his grandmother Diane and certainly his parents, Bruce and Kitt Goodwin, as well as all the other supporters of this project over these past eight years.”
The Sheriff’s Office accepts new and like-new stuffed toys, animals and figures for this project during regular business days and office hours.