Officer Pays For Back-to-School Supplies, Haircuts for Kids
A Georgia police officer went above and beyond the call of duty and worked part-time jobs as well as his normal police hours to pay for school supplies and haircuts for kids who might not have been able to afford them otherwise.
Officer Johnny Pollack told "Fox & Friends" he is "all too familiar with families in less than favorable positions" and has always wanted do something like this.
Pollack, who grew up in a rough Miami neighborhood, works at the Gwinnett Country Police Department and spent three and a half months raising money through police-related part-time jobs and organizing his plan to help the children
The first day of school "can play a very important part on how it can shift a student toward a certain direction, meaning positive or negative."
"Sometimes they don't even have a backpack," he said, adding that he hopes more people will step up and help kids in that position.
The kids were "very happy" and even "ecstatic," Pollack remembers. "There was one little girl who actually it was her birthday. She thought we were just giving out backpacks for boys, but once we provided a back pack for her, you know, just the look on her face and how she was showing everyone it was more than enough for me that day.
"I would consider it a success."
Pollack's GoFundMe page has raised over $21,000 more for the kids.