Cops and Kids Shopping

December 2020

As with all of our other programs this year our annual Cops and Kids Shopping Event was greatly impacted by Covid and the restrictions in place to protect our school children.  This year we were not able to take any kids shopping for gifts so our pictures are minimal.  Instead we decided that we would purchase gift cards and distribute them to kids in need.  We worked through school counselors and impacted 17 different elementary schools this year.  We bought gift cards in denominations of $50 & $100 from Target, Walmart and Kroger.  These cards were distributed as needs were identified.  Overall families with a total of 249 school children from our designated schools received the gift cards.  


In addition we provided gift cards to the Calvary Children’s Home, families involved with SWAT Santa and families of officers/deputies in need.  We also funded meals for local seniors through the Cobb Senior Services, Senior Santa Program.  This part of the program impacted 96 school aged children and provided meals to 200 seniors.  


We owe a huge thank you to all of our sponsors and donors who made our children’s events possible and a special thank you to Leslie Newlander and her continued sponsorship of our shopping event.  We look forward to your continued support in 2021.


December 18 & 19, 2019

This year we sponsored 202 kids from our elementary schools on December 18th and 32 kids during our shopping event with the Calvary Children's Home on December 19th. Each child was given $125 to shop for themselves and their family. Thanks to all of the officers, deputies, 911 personnel and firefighters who shopped with the children. Thank you to the staff at the Target Store, 4125 Austell Rd, Austell Ga. and 2535 Dallas Hwy, Marietta Ga. for providing the time and space to hold this event. Many thanks to all of our volunteers who made this event special. Finally thank you to our sponsors and donors who made all of our events for children possible including a special thank you to Leslie Newlander and her monster sponsorship of this event.