2016 Cops for Kids

The City of Fredericton Auxiliary Police Officers recently held their 4th annual Christmas “Cops for Kids” event at the Regent Mall. The program was established as a Neighborhood Action Team police initiative to support positive relations between the police and less fortunate children in the Fredericton area. The program has been highly successful over the years with the auxiliary police members donating their annual Honorariums in order to fund this event.  

The children that participate are selected by several community partner groups including Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, St Mary’s First Nations and the Multicultural Association of Fredericton. Each child received a $500 Gift Card which was used to purchase gifts for their family and loved ones. The auxiliary officers escorted the children around the Mall as they shopped for the gifts that were then gift wrapped by a committee of local volunteers.

In addition the children and their families all enjoyed a complimentary lunch that was provided by the Regent Mall Food Court vendors. This year’s event was one of the most successful with one participating child have just arrived in Canada from Africa and being able to purchase winter clothing for his entire family.

We would like to thank the auxiliary officers and community volunteers that make this event possible every year. Fredericton is a caring and giving community and this is yet another example of the community and the police working together to support a wonderful cause.