KPD seeks to brighten Christmas for seniors

The Kingman Police Department wants to make Christmas a little merrier for Kingman-area senior citizens.

"We have received donations from the Kingman Social Club along with many citizens so we may bring some Christmas cheer to area seniors who might not have had a Christmas," Cpl.

Tracie Homer said.

The police department is collecting money for gift baskets for senior citizens.

The baskets will include food, toiletries and slipper socks.

Also being collected are new or nearly new stuffed animals.

The department has received several names of seniors who are on a fixed income or do not have family in the Kingman area so they can receive a gift basket.

Homer said about 100 seniors will receive baskets.

Officers will deliver the packages Dec.

19.

This is the fourth year police have collected baskets for seniors.

In past years, the department has provided identification bracelets to seniors suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Officers also helped build a picnic area and walking path behind the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center.

Anyone who knows a senior who can use a Christmas basket or wants to donate to a basket, can contact the police department at 753-2191.