Cops “Pass the Hat”
Ever since anyone can remember the Police Officers in the Wickenburg area would “pass the hat” among themselves to buy children in a needy family toys, games and gifts during the holiday season.
Cops Who Care is Born
In 1982 a group of these officers decided that they wanted to do more, so they solicited help from the community just two weeks before Christmas.
In just those two short weeks, they received enough money to buy Christmas presents for over 250 needy children.
The following year, these officers from the
- Wickenburg Police Department
- Arizona Department of Public Safety
- Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
- Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office
formed a public service organization called Cops Who Care.
Supporting Our Youth
Cops Who Care is involved in supporting our youth by various programs that include:
- Annual Easter Egg Hunt
- Fourth of July games
- Camp Imagination
- School supply funding
- Sports programs
- Teen dances and events
- Summer programs.
- After School Programs
Christmas Toy Drive
Cops Who Care’s main event and focus still remains to be their Christmas Toy Drive for needy children.
Support Cops Who Care
Santa’s list continues to grow you can become a supporter of these officers by making a tax deductible donation by mailing it to:
Cops Who Care Incorporated
P.O. Box 20688
Wickenburg, Arizona 85358
Cops Who Care is a Federally approved non-profit organization, IRS number 86-0508926.
For further information contact us.