The William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center

The Wilmington Police Department is hosting their 1st Annual Cops and Kids Christmas Pancake Breakfast from 10am – 12pm at the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center this Saturday, December 19th, for the children in the community, 12 years and under. Parents can treat their kids to a delicious breakfast, a chance to meet Santa and the courageous officers of the Wilmington Police Department. This FREE, family-friendly event is the perfect opportunity for parents to establish a bond of trust between their children and the police officers, working to keep the community safe. The 1st Annual Cops and Kids Christmas Pancake Dinner is a positive environment for children to learn about the importance of community, and leave with a brand new role model. Both the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center and the Wilmington Police Department are wonderful organizations, working to help the community and sustain a safe environment for children and families to live.

The Wilmington Police Department

The Wilmington Police Department works tirelessly to ensure that the families and members of the community feel safe. Our foundation proudly supports the police department and the officers devoted to protecting Wilmington. We find special significance in the department’s Child Development – Community Policing (CD-CP) Program, helping children successfully recover from traumatic life events, by providing professional mental health and counseling services. The CD-CP Program is a partnership between the City of Wilmington Police Department and the Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services (DPBHS), with a goal to heal the wounds caused by the over exposure to violent events, effecting both children and their families. To ensure that every individual receives immediate help, the police department has access to a clinician 24/7, 365 days a year. This wonderful program helps children and families throughout Wilmington recover from the pains caused by violence, and works to build a stronger and safer community.

The William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center

Community centers offer countless benefits to residents fortunate enough to have them in their neighborhoods. They serve as an affordable place for people to exercise, enjoy nature, and spend time with family and friends. Most importantly, they bring individuals together creating a stronger sense of community and interconnected support. The William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center continuously provides families and youth throughout Wilmington with individual and group services. Over the years, they have built successful academic enrichment and recreational programs – such as basketball, boxing, aquatics programming, martial arts, youth camps, field trips, and even tutoring – helping the neighborhood youth get more involved in the community and ensuring positive growth. The center also provides an adult center to assist the elderly with food and nutritional support, clothing needs, crisis services, and health programming in their workout room and swimming pool. The William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center brings the community together and creates new opportunities for its community members to have a positive future.

[gdlr_styled_box content_color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#9ada55″ corner_color=”#3d6817″ ]Come out this Saturday, December 19th, for the Wilmington Police Department’s 1st Annual Cops and Kids Christmas Pancake Breakfast and give your children an opportunity to meet the amazing officers in the Wilmington Police Department, working to keep the community safe, as well as, learn all that the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center has to offer at their facility. The event is free for the whole community to enjoy, and no registration is required.[/gdlr_styled_box]


Images: William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center

Sources: South Source | “Parks and Recreation Centers Bring Communities Together”