GREENWICH, Conn. -- Don't be surprised if you find one of your local police officers working as a busboy or waiter at the Sundown Saloon in Greenwich on Thursday, March 10. It's all in an effort to raise money for Kids in Crisis.
Held by the Greenwich Police Department's Silver Shield Association, residents are encouraged to attend the Silver Shield’s “Tips for Kids” benefit, from 6 to 9 p.m. All of the tips received during the event will go to fund the Cos Cob children's shelter, which recently received a $750,000 cut in its funding by the state.
Kids in Crisis is a critical team member for the Greenwich Police Department’s restorative justice programs.
"Without their assistance and case management, our department would be hard pressed to provide the highest quality service to a highly vulnerable population," the department said on Facebook.
Kids in Crisis is the state's only agency providing emergency shelter, crisis counseling and community educational programs for children of all ages and families dealing with everything from domestic violence and mental health issues to and family problems and substance abuse. Last year, 6,184 children and families received assistance from the group.
In addition to food and drinks, there will be a DJ getting the party pumping along with hors d'oeuvres served throughout the night. Officers have also made t-shirts to help fun the event. If you would like to grab one before the event to support the cause, contact Detective Chris Libasci at 203-622-8085.
The Sundown Saloon is at 403 Greenwich Ave. For more information, click here.
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