Law Enforcement Officers Bring Christmas Cheer To Metro Kids - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

NEWS

Law Enforcement Officers Bring Christmas Cheer To Metro Kids

Posted: Updated:
Law enforcement officers from Midwest City, OKC and the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office took time Saturday morning to help the grandparents who have taken on the job of raising a second family. Law enforcement officers from Midwest City, OKC and the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office took time Saturday morning to help the grandparents who have taken on the job of raising a second family.
Christmas came early for more than 600 metro kids, who are all being raised by their grandparents. Christmas came early for more than 600 metro kids, who are all being raised by their grandparents.
Each grandparent submitted a specific Christmas list for their grandchildren. The kids received $30 worth of gifts. Each grandparent submitted a specific Christmas list for their grandchildren. The kids received $30 worth of gifts.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Christmas came early for more than 600 metro kids, who are all being raised by their grandparents.

Law enforcement officers from Midwest City, OKC and the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office took time Saturday morning to help the grandparents who have taken on the job of raising a second family.

Jacqueline Hildreth has been raising her 10-year-old granddaughter Nene for more than seven years. The two have a close bond, but Hildreth pointed out she and other grandparents face unique challenges in raising their grandkids.

"I thank the lord that I am here and able to raise her," said Hildreth. "You've worked. You've retired, you know. You budget yourself and all of a sudden you have another child. You're starting all over in your 60s, 70s, some grandparents are even in their 80s."

OKC Police Chief Bill Citty said that all of these grandparents deserve the recognition because the work they are doing now by stepping in and raising children, improves a child's chances at succeeding.

"It's making sure the kids get to school. It's making sure they're clothed and fed, healthy. It does, you know, the grandparents step in where you may not. The parents are not able to help raise the kids in the way to be productive citizens," said Citty.

"If it wasn't for the grandparents, I don't know where half of the children would be this day," added Hildreth.

Each grandparent submitted a specific Christmas list for their grandchildren. The kids received $30 worth of gifts.

Special Features

Desktop Radar

Know when severe weather moves into Oklahoma! Download the I-News Desktop Radar.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

Classifieds

Use our free classifieds to find the things you need or sell your items.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

ESP Interactive
Powered by WorldNow
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
TULSA'S OWN TM
GREEN COUNTRY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.