Cops & Kids Event/Program

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Each year, the Sgt. D.P. Land Memorial FOP Lodge #82 hosts the Cops and Kids shopping event. This event, which has been held for over 10 years, is one of our most popular because it brings smiles to so many in the community--officers, volunteers, and children alike!

The Lodge raises funds from community donations to support this event throughout the year. Every year, families who are struggling financially are chosen and meet with local law enforcement officers to shop for gifts with their family. With the community's help, the Lodge has made sure hundreds of under-privileged children (3-14 yrs old) receive Christmas gifts.

How Cops & Kids Works

Participants are selected through Forsyth County Public School Systems and other organizations throughout the community.  The children who participate are given an allotted sum of money (determined by the amount of donations received and number of families that apply) and encouraged to shop for gifts they want for Christmas. However, officers who take part note that many of the children prefer to use the opportunity to shop for gifts for other family members, or needed items such as a warmer coat or blanket. It is truly heartwarming to see children who have so little acting so unselfishly and helping others.

How You Can Help

Donations can be made to:

FOP Lodge #82
PO Box 1374
Cumming GA 30041

(Please indicate Cops and Kids on your check)

DONATE online by clicking below.

If you have any questions about the program please contact our Lodge.

The Lodge's Cops and Kids Program also fosters positive interactions between law enforcement officers and children. Some children who come from underprivileged homes have only negative perceptions of officers. This positive, fun event allows them to interact directly with members and see that their local law enforcement officers are caring, friendly people who want to help them.

Cops & Kids 2018

The 23rd Annual Cops and Kids event took place on Tuesday, December 11th at the Cumming Walmart in the Garden Center. We continued our proud tradition of serving the less fortunate in our community and making a difference in a child’s life. Sgt. D.P. Land Lodge #82 purchased Christmas presents for over 125 families in…
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Cops & Kids 2017

The 22nd Annual Cops and Kids event took place on Tuesday, December 12th at Cumming Walmart. Many thanks to all the volunteers, law enforcement officers, families, and administrative staff who came out to our annual Cops & Kids shopping event! For the first time ever, we had more LEO’s than children–a great “problem” to have!…
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Cops & Kids 2016

The 21st annual Sergeant David P. Land Memorial Fraternal Order of Police Lodge Cops & Kids holiday shopping event at Cumming Walmart was held on Tuesday, December 13. Children who might not otherwise receive Christmas presents* are paired with law enforcement officers & their families from Forsyth, Cumming and surrounding areas to shop the night…
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SGT. D.P. Land Memorial Lodge #82
Fraternal Order Of Police

foplodge82@gmail.com

SGT. D.P. Land Memorial Lodge #82
Fraternal Order Of Police

foplodge82@gmail.com

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 1374
Cumming, Georgia 30028

Physical Address:
248 Castleberry Industrial Dr
Cumming GA 30040

Physical Address:
248 Castleberry Industrial Dr
Cumming GA 30040

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