Business donates to local law enforcement

Published 7:06 pm Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A local business delivered hundreds of plush animals to local law enforcement last week in order to provide stuffed friends for children facing hard times. 

Design Group Exhibits, a LaGrange based company that creates custom exhibits for companies which has been in operation since 1996, was given the opportunity to donate extra stuffed animals to local law enforcement this week, and its team knew exactly who to call to deliver bright spots to a few hard days.

“[Our client Aurora World] came to us last week because they had an abundance of plush animals, and they wanted to have them donated to law enforcement,” said Jim Hines, president of Design Group Exhibits. “So, we reached out to Sheriff [James] Woodruff, and the Columbus Office of Crime Prevention. We donated on Aurora’s behalf upwards of 250 plush animals to those [agencies], so that they can give them out to children in crisis. When they get pulled over or there has been a crime of some sort, those kids need something to love on.”

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office was thankful for the donation and the impact that something as simple as a toy can have on a child during a difficult time.

“Anytime that we can put something small, like a stuffed animal, in their hands that can bring a smile to their face [that is good],” Sgt. Stewart Smith said. 

Officers will share the toys with children throughout the area. 

“They will be shared by officers through Troup County,” said Sheriff James Woodruff in a press release. 

Aurora World is a leader in high quality plush toys and gift products. The company decided to donate the plush toys prior to the opening of their Atlanta market last week, according to a press release.

“We are very fortunate to have humanitarian clients that afford us to be able to assist in helping children locally,” Hines said.

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