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
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