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:
OCT 25-DEC 5, 2013: CFK FAMILY REGISTRATIONS
- 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.
NOV 1-DEC 5, 2013: GIFT COLLECTIONS
- 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: email@example.com or 770/234-8347.
NOV 24, 2013: LIGHT UP DUNWOODY, 3:00pm-6:00pm
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 770/234-8347.
DEC 23, 2013: EXTENDED GIFT COLLECTIONS AT DPD HQ
- 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 Sites
- 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:
Christmas for Kids 2012
CLICK HERE to see our 2012 Sponsors
Christmas for Kids 2011
CLICK HERE to see our 2011 Sponsors