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Glendale Police Officers' Association "Cops for Kids" Toy Distribution

Post Date:12/05/2018 4:57 PM

Tahnee Lightfoot, Media Contact
818-548-3140 (office) 
818-967-7088 (cell) 
tlightfoot@glendaleca.gov  

Glendale, CA: - The Glendale Police Officers’ Association “Cops for Kids” Program is preparing for its annual holiday toy distribution on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Chief Carl Povilaitis and members of the Glendale Police Department will be delivering car loads of gifts to families throughout the City of Glendale.

The “Cops for Kids” program targets the needs of the community’s underprivileged, disabled, hospitalized and at-risk children, as well as those who are victims of accidents and/or crimes. Every year, members of the Glendale Police Department adopt families during the holidays, providing Christmas trees, gifts, and holiday meals. The Glendale Police Officers’ Association has distributed over 20,000 toys to children throughout the community as a result of the generosity from Glendale citizens and businesses.

"Whether it is the loss of a job or a death in the family, the 14 families were selected after a screening process to be part of our adoption program, said Amy Tate - Cops for Kids Chair Member.  "Every family provides a "wish list" to police officers and civilian employees that range from shoes and socks to Barbie's and Ninja Turtles.  With the donation of toys from the community and local businesses, as well as money raised by the Glendale Police Officers’ Association, the employees have started their shopping spree. We deeply appreciate all the donations to the Cops for Kids program and we look forward to delivering the bundles of presents on December 18th.  It will be a Christmas to remember for the families as well as for the shoppers."

The “Cops for Kids” program is accepting unwrapped toy donations at the following locations:

Glendale Police Department Lobby – 131 N. Isabel St., Glendale

Coldwell Banker – 1625 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale

The Glendale “Cops for Kids” program is a registered non-profit 501(c) (3) that relies on the generosity of extraordinary citizens and corporations. Monetary donations can be made out to “Cops for Kids” and mailed to P.O. Box 245, Glendale, California 91209.

We urge you to join us in this effort and help bring holiday cheer to many of our Glendale families. With your continued support, we hope to make this year even more successful than years past.

For more information, please contact Amy Tate at atate@glendaleca.gov.

tree delivery pic

 

From our police department family to yours, Happy Holidays!

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