Christmas with a Cop
Christmas with a Cop is a program that was designed to give kids a unique holiday experience while benefiting families that may need some extra help during the holidays. The program also helps to strengthen relationships between the communities and the police officers that serve them. If you would like further information feel free to email Detective Ballinger. For every $100 we raise, a child from the Copley-Fairlawn school system gets the opportunity to participate in the program and do their Christmas shopping while being accompanied by a uniformed officer.
That morning, the kids are taken to breakfast and transported in marked cruisers. The program has been rewarding and very successful. Raffle tickets are available for those of you that would like to purchase them or sell them to family, friends, and co-workers. When selling the tickets please advise others to write "Copley PD" on the back (makes it easier to contact the winners). Questions, concerns, or to purchase tickets, please reach out to Detective Ballinger at email@example.com. Donations are always welcome!
Names of the children are usually given to Officer Sarah Shendy by the counselors from the school system or school administration. If anyone has knowledge of a family or a certain child in the Copley/Fairlawn area that would benefit from this program, please forward their information to Officer Sarah Shendy at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will contact the family.
Additional donations are also welcome and checks can be made out to Christmas with a Cop. If you wish to sponsor a child you can do so by donating $100.00. We have raised over $1,000 each year in the past years which has allowed us to help over ten families. Kids that are unable to participate in the program receive a $100.00 gift card from the police department.