The application will be available until November 22. Please get your applications in early. Late applications will not be accepted. Pick-up Day is Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Our applications are only for children in Tompkins County. We are sorry that we are unable to help other children in other counties.
Applications have changed this year, so please read through the application carefully. We are only having pick-up options this year. There will be no deliveries due to Covid-19 and staffing shortages. Please put your children's interests down and not just toys that they want. We bought from local stores beginning in May and made purchases in interests. We have never given video gaming systems, video games, cell phones, or gift cards to stores. We are not purchasing gift cards this year. Please put interests down, so that we do not have to ask you to redo your application.
We have not been able to fundraise as we normally do, and have limited funds. Cornell is unable to give us athletic tickets and we choose not to purchase movie tickets for the older children. We will be making other accommodations to number of toys depending on how many applications we receive along with donations. We are working hard to keep Cops, Kids and Toys going for years to come.
Applications are only being taken online. You can complete your application using smart phones, tablets and computers. Only completed applications will be accepted. If applications have phone numbers and email addresses that do not allow us to contact you with questions, your application will be removed.
This year we are only offering pick-up this year. Pick-up day is Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Please bring a state id for pick-up. Please thank the volunteers when you pick-up!
December 15, 2020 Pick-up locations and times are as follows:
Ithaca: Probation Day Reporting on State Street, it is the same building as DSS 8am-5pm
Main Pick-up: Triphammer Market Place 8:00am-5:30pm
Dryden: Dryden Fire Department (in the back) 8am-5pm
Groton: Groton Village Municipal Building on Conger Blvd 8am-5pm
Caroline: Brooktondale Fire Hall 8am-5pm
Newfield: Newfield Fire Hall 8am-5pm
Trumansburg: Trumansburg Police Department 8am-5pm
If you sign up for Salvation Army, Cornell Elves, or any other assistance program, you may not also sign up for Cops, Kids and Toys. If multiple applications are found, your application with Cops, Kids and Toys will be terminated and you will not be notified. Applications must have working emails and phone numbers, in order for us to contact you to verify your application. Applications with invalid phone and email will result in a termination.
We have done our shopping very different this year. We saw that the small businesses in Tompkins County needed support in the spring and began working with them in April and May making purchases. These gifts are fabulous and we are excited that the small businesses were willing to work with us. We hope that the children enjoy these gifts. These gifts are not the themed gifts that you'd find in Walmart or Target, so please give us ideas of what your child likes, examples include games, crafts, sports, outdoors, fishing, dolls, pretend play, art, science, Legos, etc, so that gifts your child might really enjoy can be chosen. We DO NOT give out electronic video games, gaming consoles, gift cards, clothes or cell phones. Bikes are only given if they are donated. We are NOT giving out movie theater gift cards to the older kids this year, like we have done in years past, because the movie theater has not reopened.
Once you receive a text or email letting you know that your application has been received, your application is set. If after this point, you change your address and you chose a pick-up location, that pick-up location stands and will not be changed. If you move and chose delivery, your package will only be able to be picked up at the toy room. If you move out of Tompkins County, we are unable to help you and your application will be terminated. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
For questions you have about the application, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 607-379-1215.
We also have a question/answer section.
Delivery/Pick-up Day is Tuesday, December 15, 2020