Important Info and Events
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.
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.
In 2019 we served nearly 700 families and more than 1,500 children. We hope we made a difference.
Since the early 1980’s Cops, Kids & Toys has grown. During the early years the volunteers thought that they were going to fall short, but the Tompkins County, New York community has always come through. Cops, Kids & Toys volunteers work throughout the year raising funds. You may have seen them collecting returnable bottles and cans at the Grass Roots Festival or helping at the Cornell Dump & Run Sale. We could never do it without the support of the community. The program continues with that same goal and has been able to help more families in Tompkins County over the years. Applications are taken for toy delivery in the months of October and November. Cops, Kids & Toys delivered to more than 550 families with nearly 1,250 kids. Monetary donations are accepted anytime at any county law enforcement agency or the Tompkins County Probation Department. Checks should be made out to Cops, Kids & Toys, Inc. Monetary donations may also be mailed (See info on Donation page).
Board Meeting are
the 2nd Tuesday
of each month 1:30pm at the Cayuga Heights Police Department.
The public is always welcome at any board meetings .
Cops, Kids & Toys
collects, purchases, and distributes toys and gifts to financially disadvantaged children in Tompkins County.
The program started in the early 1980‘s with two Ithaca City Police officers helping out a few children.
It is currently supported with volunteers from every law enforcement agency in Tompkins County, the Tompkins County Probation Department, and many volunteers.