By Kristan Huntley
The men and women of the Memphis Police and the Fire Departments work tirelessly day in and day out to help keep us safe in Cooper-Young, including on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. On Christmas Eve, we like to show the wonderful police officers and firemen and women that Cooper-Young cares about them and appreciates their dedication.
Each year the CYCA fills bags with portable treats and drinks for the men and women who protect our sleeping community on Christmas Eve. You can bring your donations (approximately enough to help fill 70 bags) to the Community Office at 2298 Young Avenue between 7 and 8pm on December 24. If you bring homemade finger foods, please feel free to label each bag with your family’s information to add a special personal touch. These folks really appreciate this effort and the love put into each bag.
We will also need help packing the treat bags that night between 7 and 8pm so we can have them delivered and ready by roll call at 10pm. To volunteer, just come by 2298 Young around 7pm. It is lots of fun and a great way to share the Christmas spirit!