The Colorado Springs Police Department would like to announce the kick-off of our Annual Holiday Gift Drive in partnership with Teens with Promise. Our department has participated in 29 previous toy/gift drives; and for the last 10 years, has collaborated with Teens with Promise in continuing to assist many of the youth over age 12 that may be forgotten this time of year. Toys and gifts for kids of all ages will be accepted.
We will begin accepting gifts on November 17 and will continue through December 9. Collection boxes will be in the lobby of the Police Operations Center and each of our patrol divisions, as well as inside every 7-Eleven in the City of Colorado Springs. Citizens interested in donating may drop off new and unwrapped gifts in the collection boxes any time – day or night!
Please join the CSPD for Coffee with a Cop and the Holiday Gift Drive on November 17, 2018, from 9 AM to 12 PM at the 7-Eleven located at 3502 North Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80917.
Join Teens with Promise and the Colorado Springs Police Department for a family fun-filled day and Holiday Gift Drive event on December 1, 2018, from 10 AM to 1 PM in the parking lot at 5775 North Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. Bring a gift for a child in need and visit with Santa while enjoying fun games and free prizes.
Teens with Promise is a local non-profit dedicated to helping disadvantaged teens build resiliency and positive self-esteem. Gifts needed include CD players, MP3 players, art supplies, electronics, gift cards, makeup, hair accessories, hoodies, and jeans. Teens with Promise created the Holiday Gift Drive after noting that many local agencies provide gifts for younger children, but very few collect gifts for kids over age 12.
Officers of the Colorado Springs Police Department, through their daily work routine, will be identifying families who may not have the resources to provide gifts for their children. As is our tradition, Colorado Springs police officers and Colorado Springs cadets along with “Santa” will deliver gifts to these children on December 15, 2018. CSPD has delivered gifts to approximately 400 children in the Colorado Springs area during past holiday seasons.
For more information specific to the CSPD Holiday Gift Drive, please contact Officer Jessica Kuhn at 719-444-7410 (Ext. 1).