In 2020 we served over 500 families and more than 1,300 children. We hope we made a difference.
Important Info and Events
Thank You Tompkins County Probation Dept.
Cops, Kids and Toys would like to thank Dan Cornell and the Tompkins County Probation Department for their help in collecting the donation bins, helping to sort and to count the toy donations. The help that you provided today has us ahead of the curve and we are grateful. Thank you!!!!!!!
Thank you Rogan's Corner Dandy Market
Cops, Kids and Toys would like to thank the Dandy Market at Rogen's Corner as the recipient of their Dandy Cane Campaign. Thank you Rogan's Corner Dandy Market!!!
Our annual Fill the Truck Event will be Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Ithaca, NY Walmart. The event begins until 9am until the trucks are full, usually around 2 or 3pm. Please come out and show the officers and their trucks some love by dropping off an unused, unwrapped toy for the children that we serve.
Application Time is Over
We are no longer taking applications for 2020. All applicants received a text, email or phone call to let them know that their application was received. If you feel you applied and did not receive verification from Dawn about your application, you need to call or text 607-379-1215 ASAP. We are busy working to get everything together for the kids and may not answer the phone messages or texts until the evening. Dec. 15 is Pick-Up Day and you'll get an email reminder along with directions on your particular pick-up location. You will need a photo state ID to verify address and that it is you picking up the gifts. The 2021 Applications will open on or before Oct. 1, 2021.
Thank you Ithaca Eagles Club
Thank you Ithaca Eagles Club for the generous toy donation and cash donation to Cops, Kids and Toys. We appreciate your efforts this year very much. The families truly appreciate the gifts that they receive from Cops, Kids and Toys.
Thank you Cornell Police Department Union
Thank you for the generous donation from Cornell Police Department Union. We appreciate the donation very much. Thank you.
Thank you Stella's Barn on Wheels
We'd like to thank Stella's Barn on Wheels for donating food to our volunteers at Newfield for Pick-Up Day on Dec. 15, 2020.
Cops, Kids and Toys would like to thank Home Depot in Ithaca for its continued support. We look forward to having you volunteer and appreciate the support you are always giving us!
Thank You Eagles!!
Thank you Eagles for having a very successful fundraiser! We appreciate your support!!
SHOPPING LOCAL: 2020 has brought many changes. Cops, Kids and Toys is making a significant change and began shopping for gifts for the children of Tompkins County, NY locally in May. We have been working with shops like Alphabet Soup, Cat's Pajamas, and Sunny Days in Ithaca, as well as Klein's Archery in Dryden to get ready for the holiday season of 2020. We have also done shopping at Walpole's Variety in Groton, and have reached out to other local businesses and will be updating the stores we are working with as they become available. Please contact us with ideas that you have for local shops in Tompkins County that would be places where we can shop for the children infant through 18 that we serve. Update 5/23/2020: Avital's Apiaries, Ithaca will be working with us to enable us to give the older girls locally made bath and body products. 5/29/2020: We will be shopping at Sundrees, in Trumansburg. 6/5/2020 We are excited to have the Brain Shoppe, Ithaca partnering with us. 6/8/2020 We are thrilled to be partnering with Jillian's Drawers, Ithaca. 7/11/2020 We shopped at Sundrees in Trumansburg and are excited about the gifts we purchased there. 8/26/2020Instant Replay Sports in Ithaca has helped us to get sports balls for the children that apply.
We have been asked how people can help with our shopping local movement for our holiday toys. One way is to make purchases from the shops that we have purchased from and donate them to us. Remember we serve children infant to 18 in Tompkins County, NY. Another way is by sending us a donation to: Cops, Kids and Toys, 836 Hanshaw Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850. We truly appreciate the support that we have received from our decision to buy local.
It is with deep sadness that we inform our community that George Sutfin, a founding member of Cops, Kids and Toys, passed away suddenly this week. Our deepest condolences go out to Sandy and their family. He will be missed and we have big shoes to fill, and will always remember his focus on the children of Tompkins County. His obituary can be found here.
Last updated October 2, 2020 Cops, Kids and Toys 836 Hanshaw Rd Ithaca, New York 14850 607-379-1215