The Greensboro Police Officers Association is currently conducting fundraising efforts in the Triad to fund our community programs for 2012. This year we will begin some new community programs in the Triad, as well as continue some of our most popular programs. Below you will find some additional information about specific programs.
2012 Child Identification Kits
This year we will be raising funds to purchase and distribute child identification kits to Triad families. These kits are used to record biographical data of children, to include descriptive information, fingerprints, a DNA sample, and photograph. The purpose of these kits is to assist law enforcement in locating the child should he, or she, be reported as missing. If your school or organization is interested in receiving these kits to pass out, please contact our office to make arrangements.
Easter Basket Program
Prior to Easter this year, we will conduct fundraising efforts to be able to supply and deliver Easter baskets to local children in need, through the Guilford Interfaith Hospitality Network. These baskets will contain needed supplies, as well as some treats, for the children.
McIver Education Center Back to School Program
McIver Education Center is part of the Guilford County School System and serves students who need the most intensive services offered on the education continuum. They serve students ages 5-22 years old who have moderate to severe developmental delays and autism, or who need a highly structured, smaller school environment with few distractions and sensory challenges. McIver works to ensure that students will have the vocational, social, communication, leisure and daily living skills needed for a happy and fulfilling adult life. Research-based instructional strategies give staff the tools to help students learn needed skills, and follow-up opportunities are used to practice learned skills in natural settings.
Our fundraising program provides needed supplies to support the mission of McIver Education Center.
Christmas with Cops
As always, we will end the year with our annual Christmas with Cops (formerly known as Shop with a Cop) program. This is a huge event that allows us to take dozens of area underprivileged children Christmas shopping to provide them with a holiday experience they otherwise would not be able to have. Through public and private donations, we are able to provide each child with a $100 shopping trip where they are paired with a police officer to help them with the shopping. It is very touching to see these children go shopping to purchase things for their family members before they ever think of getting a new toy for themselves. It truly shows the meaning of the holiday season. We encourage all supporters to come and take part in this program. Thanks to the growth and support of this program, we have been able to extend this opportunity to about 100 children annually. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Vice President Wendy Raines through our office.