In 2022, we served over 425 families and more than 900 children in Tompkins County. Thank you to the many that donated and supported our fundraisers to allow this to happen. We hope we made a difference.
Important Info and Events
Dump and Run is Coming in August
The annual Dump and Run Ithaca Sale is coming up in August. Dump and Run is the largest fundraiser for Cops, Kids and Toys. The sale is because the Cornell Students leave things that they no longer need or want for volunteers to sort through and resell to the Cornell Students and the community. The sale dates for 2023 are as follows:
Cornell Student and College Student Appointments and Shopping Days: Monday, Aug. 14 9am-4:30pm Tuesday, Aug. 15 9am-4:30pm Wednesday, Aug. 16 9am-4:30pm Thursday, Aug. 17 9am-4:30
Appointments can be made by emailing appointment@DumpAndRunIthaca.com, please let use know if you're a Cornell Student or a student of another university or college in your email with us.
Public Sale Dates: This means anyone can come and shop these three days!!!! NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED FOR THESE DATES!!!! Friday, Aug. 18 9am-7pm Saturday, Aug. 19 10am-5pm Sunday, Aug. 20 10am-4pm Bag Sale Day! $20 a bag or 50% off items that do not fit into a bag. Bags will be given to you by Dump and Run Volunteers. Bags must tie closed. Bags must be carried by the customer. No double bagging. You may fill as many bags as you'd like to purchase.
We have excess clothing and other goods and will be replenishing all throughout the sale days. We have awesome clothing and bedding held in the back to be brought out, as we worked hard to only keep things that we were proud to share with the public. The volunteers are looking forward to having you at the Dump and Run Ithaca Sale! Dump and Run is located at the Shops at Ithaca Mall. Use the Mall Entrance to the left of Michael's and we are the first store on the right. The volunteers are looking forward to having you at the Dump and Run Ithaca Sale!
The Passing on Long Time Board Member Eddie Gonzalez
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of long time Cops, Kids and Toys Board Member, Eddie Gonzalez. Eddie was a retired Sergeant in the New York State Park Police. Eddie will be greatly missed by us at Cops, Kids and Toys. His joyful spirit and willingness to help out in any way was always appreciated. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. UPDATE 4/24/2023: Funeral info: Monday, May 1 from 3 to 6 pm at Sullivan's funeral home, Horseheads, NY. Link to obituary.
Information on 2023 Motorcycle Ride for CKT
Cops Kids and Toys, Allegiance LEMC NY and Chrome Divas Ithaca NY are back with the annual Motorcycle ride, Saturday July 15, 2023. New venue, New route, live music by Sonic Rust, raffles & 50/50. Registration starts at 8:30am at the Dryden VFW 2272 Dryden Rd Dryden, NY 13053
Ride briefing and blessing at 10:00 am kick stands up at 10:30 am.
You can purchase the presale food orders through $AllegianceLEMCNY cash app. $15/ meal.
Meals made by Oink n Doink BBQ- Pulled Pork Sandwich and roll Macaroni Salad Texas Beans Single serve chips
Provide your name and the number of meals purchasing in the comments portion of cash app. You will need to provide the purchase identifier # to pick up your meal after 12:00pm at the Dryden VFW. Be sure to share this great event. Words from a great man. “Remember it’s for the kids!”
Thank you Ithaca Eagles
Cops, Kids and Toys would like to thank the Ithaca Eagles Club for their continued support. We are grateful for the many years of support you've given us, and do not take it for granted.
Motorcycle Ride 2023 Is A Go!
The Cops, Kids and Toys Motorcycle Ride for 2023 is a go! Save July 15, 2023 to attend our fun motorcycle ride. More details will follow as the coordinators work out the details!
Cops, Kids and Toys Is So Much More Than Toys
Cops, Kids and Toys strives to help children in Tompkins County, NY in many ways. Car seats is just one of those ways. Tyler Mix, from the Tompkins County Probation Department and a board member of Cops, Kids and Toys, is one of a handful of people, that is a certified Car Seat Technician in Tompkins County. This means, that Tyler has been trained and certified on how to install car seats properly. Cops, Kids and Toys works with community agencies providing car seats for families that cannot afford a car seat for their children and are not on public assistance, as there is a separate program for families on public assistance. Southside Community Center contacted Cops, Kids and Toys asking for help with obtaining extra car seats, so that they could safely transport children in their care. On Feb.14, 2023, Cops, Kids and Toys, the Probation Department of Tompkins County, and the Ithaca Police Department delivered 2 car seats to Southside Community Center to help them transport children safely. This is just one of the many ways, Cops, Kids and Toys gives back to the children and community of Tompkins County.
Closing Out 2022
As we close out 2022, there are many businesses and support people, that we'd like to thank for making 2022 another successful year. The Shops at Ithaca Mall, for the great space that we had for our toy room and for Dump and Run 2022. A-Verdi Storage Containers for a great price on a storage container that we need to house the fixtures and hangers we use for Dump and Run. To Alphabet Soup for their continued ease of purchasing toys and gifts for the children we serve, and for the donated toys they give us. To Sicilian Delight and Subway at the Shops at Ithaca Mall, who kept us well fed during the Dump and Run sales and Cops, Kids and Toys holiday season. To Target, for hosting Fill the Truck for a second year. To Ithaca Eagles for their continued support. To Monks, Purity, and the many businesses and individuals who support Cops, Kids and Toys in 2022. And last but not least the many volunteers that make Dump and Run and Cops, Kids and Toys possible. We appreciate each of you! Thank you!
Applications for 2023
Applications will open by Oct. 1, 2023 and will open until the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Cops, Kids and Toys serves families in Tompkins County, NY. We only serve families that are not served by other organizations, to ensure that as many children receive help as possible. Parents will be picking up the gifts for their children again this year. We will not hold or have late pick ups. Gifts are filled in the order in which they are received.
Yarn Donations Needed
There are a great group of ladies that make hats, mittens, scarves and slippers for the children we serve at Christmas time. They are asking us for yarn donations, so that they can do it again this year. If you'd like to donate yarn to them, please call Sis at 607-272-6806. Your donations are greatly appreciated by these wonderful ladies!
Last updated January 11, 2023 Cops, Kids and Toys P.O. Box 519 Dryden, New York 13053 607-262-4755