The McFarland Police Department partners with the Reach-A-Child organization to provide children in crisis books and book bags. When officers encounter children in such situations, they are able to give them a book and book bag, which can have a calming effect.
Founded in 2007, Reach-A-Child provides emergency responders with the necessary supplies free of charge. The organization operates primarily on public donations. For information on how to donate, visit the Reach-A-Child program website.