DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — It started as a small gesture, now it’s gaining momentum.
11-year-old Emily Donahue dropped off gift bags to dozens of police officers in Douglas County in July.
She’s since set up a GoFundMe account, raising nearly $600. Now, putting that money to good use, putting together 80 care packages to officers here in Denver.
The bags are hand-made by Emily and her mother. Each one contains Gatorade, gum, hand sanitizer and a few snacks.
She was able to stop by Denver Police Department District 4 headquarters on Saturday and deliver the gifts in person.
“It makes me feel like I’m helping them out for all they do for us and we can give back a little bit,” said Donahue.
Commander Mark Fleecs said knowing they have the support of young children is huge.
“For somebody like Emily who’s all of 11-years-old to first think about it and then take the time to do it is special,” said Fleecs.
Emily has already dropped off gift bags in Douglas County, Jefferson County, Highlands Ranch, Littleton and now Denver.
She plans on continuing the gesture to other Colorado towns.