STAND T.A.L.L. was selected by the Walnut Cove Members Association (WCMA) to receive a donation for $5000 to assist in their many projects and programs including "Kids & Cops" at the Boys & Girls Club, and "Shop with a Hero" in conjunction with the Hendersonville Police Department. We are grateful!

Left to right:
John McNabb, STAND T.A.L.L. Board Member and Walnut Cove resident
Ron Kauffman, President of STAND T.A.L.L.
Robert May, Chairman of the WCMA selection committee and resident of Walnut Cove

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As part of our Shop with a Hero program, STAND T.A.L.L. sponsored 10 kids, giving each child a $100 voucher for Christmas shopping!
Our team and one of the children(Brian Lopez) are pictured here. What a great and joyful day. We are very proud of this project and think it's safe to say that the children and families are, as well!

 

 Shop with a Hero Team  Brian Ron Shop with a Hero

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STAND T.A.L.L. Thank A Local Lawman presented the Law Enforcement Division at Blue Ridge Community College with a $1000.00 donation. The donation is to be used to help pay tuition and related course costs for one or more incoming students selected by the Division’s team that oversees their 16-week Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) class.

We had a wonderful turnout at our Apple Festival booth over the Labor Day weekend and attracted a lot of attention! It's nice to get the word out in our community about our important cause.


The raffle went well and all the money we raised will be used for the purchase and training of the new K-9 for the Henderson County Sheriff's Office.


Thank you to everyone who volunteered with us or helped in any way!

View of or K 9 Fundraising Booth at the Apple Festival

 


Positive interactions are what we strive for at the Club, and these interactions have recently included
local law enforcement officers. Since April of 2018, the new "Kids & Cops" program has built positive relationships
between members and officers and promoted fun and playful interactions.

Thanks to the Stand T.A.L.L. (Thank A Local Lawman) Foundation, several days a week, uniformed,
off-duty police officers are on campus at the Club. In addition to enhancing campus security, this
partnership provides Club youth with informal opportunities to get to know officers and engage
with them through good, old-fashioned play. "The kids are our most precious resource, and we"re
hoping that the program will help change attitudes. That is such a big, big thing for us,"
Stand TALL's Ron Kauffman said.

Many members have enjoyed these points of contact and say about the officers things like, "They are so nice and helpful, and they are great at sports." Others enjoy simple everyday connections like sharing snacks. One member in particular recently remarked that having officers here have inspired him about his future. "They made me want to be a policeman or fireman when I grow up!"

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