Needy children selected by area schools and the Henrico Fraternal Order of Police will enjoy breakfast together, then head out for some holiday shopping.
The Henrico Fraternal Order of Police is partnering with about 75 underprivileged children in the community to make their holidays a bit brighter in an event billed as the ‘Cops and Kids Christmas Program.’
From Henrico Police:
The Henrico Fraternal Order of Police is sponsoring its annual FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) Cops and Kids Christmas Program on Sunday, December 6, 2015, at 8:00 AM. Approximately 75 children from Henrico and New Kent Counties will meet at the Glen Allen Community Center located at 10800 Brookley Road in Glen Allen to enjoy a breakfast with law enforcement officers from area law enforcement agencies.
Then, at approximately 9:00 AM, these police officers and children will travel to the Wal-Mart located at 7901 Brook Road, to begin their shopping excursion. Each child will be paired up with a law enforcement officer. The FOP allocates a set amount of money for each child. Half of the money must be devoted to clothing and other essential items. The child uses the remainder of the money to purchase toys, games, and books of their choosing. The Henrico FOP does not allow children at this event to purchase toy guns, mature rated movies, and/or video games.
School counselors from various Henrico County and New Kent County elementary and middle schools recommended the children participating in this program to the FOP Lodge #4.