Elkhart County Police and Concord HS students collaborate on book drive

By: Nick McGurk Email
By: Nick McGurk Email

Police and students collaborated to help children who have gone through traumatic situations.

Concord High School students put on a book drive with the help of Elkhart County Police.

Students wanted to find a way to give back to the community and the school resource officer suggested they collect books through a book drive.

The results were on hand Friday at Concord High School. The students bagged up about 400 books.

They would later be taken to the sheriff's department, and then given to kids.

Officer Rich Matteson said, "To get these books would mean a great deal to a child. When we're at a scene, the families and even the children that are involved in the accident or any kind of situation, you give the child even just a sticker but, to give them a bagful of books would really mean a lot to these children.”

Concord student Becky Tubbs said, “We're hoping that these kids will be able to look at these books and be comforted from the situation that happens around them"

Generally the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department gives kids stuffed animals and stickers and fun stuff.

But, this time, they wanted to give children something more educational.

This was the first year they have done this book drive, but they are hoping to make this an annual tradition.

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