FW Police and Grace Church partner for annual Adopt-a-Family program

From staff reports:

The Federal Way Police Department (FWPD) is teaming up with Grace Church again as part of the annual Adopt-a-Family program. FWPD and Grace Church will also partner with Federal Way Public Schools as part of 2011's Adopt-a-Family program, with the district providing information on local families most in need.

"This partnership has successfully increased our service to a much larger number of families," Police Chief Brian Wilson said.

Grace Church will hold a holiday meal for 30 families from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Adelaide Elementary. According to FWPD, the meal will include "family activities, entertainment, presents and stockings for the children." Each family will also receive a Christmas ham for their own family meals.

Grace Church senior pastor Jon McIntosh said the church's involvement with the program is an honor.

"It is a privilege to help facilitate yet another expression of our officers and police support staff as they continue to serve our city, and serve our neediest families," McIntosh said. "We are deeply grateful to the Federal Way Police Department, their labor groups, and the Federal Way School District for the way they model both servant leadership and the power of partnership."

Those interested in supporting the program can drop off a new unwrapped toy or food items to Grace Church, 1232 SW Dash Point Road, or at the police headquarters located in City Hall. Financial donations can also be made out to Grace Church or FWPD. Those interested in financially supporting the program need to label their donation "Attention Lynette Allen - Adopt a Family Program."


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