Santa Cop was started in 1980 when a handful of Lincoln Police Union members started the program. The idea was to start a program which would help the children of Lincoln who “fell through the cracks” of existing programs. The goal would be to serve children whose families did not receive assistance from other sources, experienced an unexpected sickness, suffered an injury, or lost their job which evolved into a financial crisis. Police officers recognize that children have no control over these events and knew they often went without at this special time of year. That first year 256 children were assisted. The consistently helps 4000 children annually. Each year the program receives overwhelming support from the community. Now the Center for People in Need distribute the toys that are acquired as the result of generous donors who believe in our program.
Lacey Reha – President of Lincoln Police Union Charities, Inc.
Lincoln Police Union Charities, Inc. and the “Santa Cop Program” supported these organizations in 2011: Center for People in Need – Toyland, Friendship Home, Voices of Hope, Christian Heritage Homes-Christmas Gifts, LPD Christmas Eve& Day Emergency Delivery and other small groups whose children would have gone without. We are unable to recognize every group due to privacy restrictions.
Lincoln Police Charities Inc. supports the YMCA after school project, LPD Midget Football and other youth sporting events throughout the year for children who would not be able to participate without your generosity.
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