Thursday, November 28, 2013

Christmas for Kids - help Dunwoody’s under-privileged children by offering a gift.

The Dunwoody Police Department Christmas for Kids (CFK) program began in 2009 with the goal of bringing our community together to collect new and unwrapped gifts for Dunwoody’s under-privileged children between the ages of newborn to 15 years old.

Once gifts are collected, the Dunwoody Police Department invites members of the community to join our CFK team for a "Wrap-Up Event" in early December to personalize a bag of individually wrapped gifts for each of the 60 or so children who are honored at a private Christmas party later in the month. Santa himself (along with his Elves and perhaps a Toy Soldier or two!) appears at the private event to spend quality one-on-one time with our honored guests and to distribute the gifts personally.

CFK is unique in that the Christmas party is an intimate affair for the pre-registered children and their parents only. Keeping the party private allows our CFK team to focus only on what’s important – the children and the joys of giving.

Christmas for Kids is a community effort and is only made possible by the generosity of our citizens, businesses, and other local organizations.

Important Dates in 2013:

  • Registrations must be in person at iCare Atlanta located at: 5879-B New Peachtree Rd, Doraville, GA 30340. For questions regarding eligibility contact: Stephanie Stevens or Judith Fletcher at iCare Atlanta, 678/615-3341.
  • NOTE: Family registrations for the private Christmas Party will CLOSE once we reach our 60 qualified children maximum; however, we will continue to accept applications for qualified families through Dec. 5, 2013 for gift assistance (only) subject to gift availability.
  • Gift collections (toy drive) at participating CFK Gift Drop sites (see list below). If you are a business interested in participating as a CFK Gift Drop site, please contact Deborah Parsons: or 770/234-8347.
DEC 14 2013: CFK WRAP-UP EVENT, 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Join the CFK Team at First Baptist Church Atlanta for our Wrap-Up Event. Individual and group volunteers are welcome to share some holiday cheer while we "wrap-up" our collected toys for each and every CFK registered child. Contact Deborah Parsons for more info: or 770/234-8347.
  • Dunwoody Police headquarters will continue to collect CFK gifts for families in need through Dec. 23, 2013. Stop by 24/7 to drop your new, unwrapped gifts in our lobby gift drop box.

2013 Participating CFK Gift Drop SitesCFK Gift Box

  • Another Broken Egg Cafe
  • Crossroads Church of Dunwoody
  • Cutie Pies Children’s Boutique
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Dentistry with a Difference
  • Dunwoody Elementary School
  • Dunwoody Nature Center
  • Fidelity Bank (Dunwoody Village Pkwy)
  • Kingsley Charter Elementary School
  • Mellow Mushroom Pizza
  • Nancy’s Hallmark
  • North Atlanta Memorial Park (Doraville)
  • Peachtree Charter Middle School
  • Picayune Toys
  • Starbucks (Ravinia)
  • Tilted Kilt (Sandy Springs)
  • Vanderlyn Elementary School

Christmas for Kids Past Highlights:

Thanks to each and every one of our volunteers and sponsors for your endless generosity and dedication. The CFK program would not be possible without all of our hard-working volunteers each year including the many members of the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce, Dunwoody Chamber in Heels, Dunwoody Woman’s Club, First Baptist Church AtlantaI Care Atlanta, Mitzvahman PhotoDouglas Photography and City of Dunwoody staff as well as many other volunteers representing families, businesses and other organizations within Dunwoody.


Christmas for Kids 2012

CLICK HERE to see our 2012 Sponsors
  CFK 2012 Wrap Up Event

DPD CFK 2012 Santa
 DPD CFK 2012 Food

Christmas for Kids 2011

CLICK HERE to see our 2011 Sponsors
DPD CFK 2011 SantaDPD CFK 2011 Wrap Up Event

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