2019 Cops and Kids Christmas
December 19th, 2019
The Gwinnett FOP Lodge # 66 – COPS & KIDS CHRISTMAS annual event was held on Thursday, December 19th at 6:30PM which marked our 29th year. Over 110 children who would not otherwise have a Christmas without our help were selected to participate. Police Officer’s from various agencies throughout Gwinnett County volunteered their time shopping with the kids. Walmart provided snacks and invited Santa to come and visit with the kids. Children age 4 through age 15 were given $125.00 Christmas money to spend and children through 3 year of age received $75.00. The Lodge partnered with Hebron Baptist Church again and with their gracious assistance, each family was presented a food box. The Lodge provided turkey and rolls to complete their Christmas meals.
The Gwinnett FOP Lodge #66 wants these children to know that Law Enforcement Officers are their friends, and they can go to them any time they need help. If our actions of reaching out to these kids puts a smile on their face, reflecting a positive influence, then we have accomplished our goal.