Cops and Kids Shopping
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.