The Cape Coral Police Department held its May Do The Right ceremony Wednes-day in City Council Chamber at City Hall. Ten students were recognized.
Chloe decided earlier this year that she wanted to do something locally to help her community, and because her father is a firefighter, she understands the importance and sometimes the dangers involved in public safety and military roles. When she heard that there was a K9, Oz, at the CCPD which didn't yet have a vest, that's where she set her focus. Instead of getting birthday gifts for her 7th birthday, she asked that her friends and family donate monetarily to this project. She did well, but hadn't quite reached her goal so Chloe then sold lemonade to make up the difference, and was able to raise enough money to present Oz with a vest. Her mom tells me that the idea was all hers and that this has been a great life lesson for Chloe. She is already trying to think of a project for next year.
Nicholas and Tiffany
The entire Wilkins family, Alexis, Joseph, Nicholas and Tiffany, have been visiting the Children's Hospital and the PPEC Extended Care Unit for the past 11 years during Easter and Christmas. They donate their time and resources to brighten the day of the children in the hospital by bringing them gifts and treats and spreading cheer throughout the hospital. They can often be seen dressed as elves at Christmas or escorting the Easter Bunny in the spring, which, by the way, was Alexis this year. The Wilkins children have never sought recognition for this but only want to brighten the days of those less fortunate. They tell me the first few times of visiting the hospital were emotional for the siblings seeing other children who were ill, but they do this faithfully and are truly thankful for their own blessings and appreciative of their good health. Because of their years of visiting, they have come to know some of the children at the Extended Care Unit and look forward with each trip to spending some time with them.