‘Sole’ of Christmas brought to children of Central, Masonic homes

Jan. 02, 2013 @ 02:09 PM


Sheriff Brin Wilkins and deputies of the Granville County Sheriff’s Office recently donated more than 320 pairs of shoes to children of both Central Children’s Home and The Masonic Home for Children.

Collected from traffic stops made by sheriff’s office personnel on interstate I-85 in Granville County, the shoes were delivered personally by Wilkins and deputies for the benefit of children’s clothing needs at each Home.

He explained that these shoes were an imitation, brand-named athletic shoes being transported illegally through the state. Instead of disposing of them, the sheriff’s office obtained permission from the Secretary of State to give them away.

Chris Richardson, director of development at the Masonic Home, expressed his appreciation for the donation, especially considering that they arrived for the holidays. Both homes rely on donations to meet the basic needs of the children at their facilities.