"Santa Cop" Assisting Children with Winter Necessities
“Santa Cop” Assisting Children with Winter Necessities
Pre-selected children will be able to go shopping with a “Santa Cop” on Wednesday, December 6th at the Cedar Rapids North Target store, 1030 Blairs Ferry Road NE. “Santa Cop” is a program sponsored by the Cedar Rapids Police Protective Charity.
Members of the media are encouraged to visit the Cedar Rapids North Target store at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6th to learn more about this community program. At that time, the Cedar Rapids Firefighters Foundation will be presenting a check for $6,790 to the Cedar Rapids Police Protective Charity to help fund this year’s Santa Cop event.
Cedar Rapids police officers will shop with over 100 children that have been selected for the program this year. Children are referred to the program through local schools and other community resources. Police officers, often referred to as “Santa Cops” by the children at the event, will help children pick out winter coats, boots, hats, gloves, and a toy for the upcoming holidays.
The Cedar Rapids Police Protective Charity is a collaborative effort of Cedar Rapids police officers, community donors, and local businesses to provide assistance to those in need. Each year the organization hosts events like Cops and Kids Back to School as well as Santa Cop. The Charity also partners with the Child Protection Center to provide backpacks of hygiene items for foster care. The Charity also supports and partners with Special Olympics of Iowa. For more information, please visit www.crpolicecharity.com.