Help give holiday gifts to police, firefighters

Many of us equate Christmas with spending quality time with family and friends to celebrate the holiday, but take for granted that our local police officers and firefighters work tirelessly to keep us safe since crime, car accidents and fires do not take a vacation. The dedicated men and women of the Memphis Police and the Fire departments work year-round and risk their lives to keep us safe, so each year we organize fun treat for those who work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as a way of saying thank you.

On Christmas Eve, Cooper-Young volunteers fill bags with munchies and drinks for the Memphis Fire and Police employees who serve our community to enjoy. You can bring your donations (approximately enough to help fill 70 bags) to the Community Office at 2298 Young Ave. between 7 and 8 p.m. on Dec. 24.

Please feel free to label each bag with your family’s information or address to add a special personal touch. The treats do not have to be gourmet, either. If you are not a good baker, then store-bought treats are fine as well (I cannot bake anything other than a super crispy cookie no matter how hard I try!). The munchies do not have to be sweet either.  Snacks like chips, little carrot packs and granola bars are great too, as well as handwritten notes from kids. The officers and firefighters really appreciate the love put into each bag and remember them for months.

It is lots of fun and a great way to share the Christmas spirit!

–          Cooper-Young Community Association


WHAT: Holiday bag stuffing for police and firefighters

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 24, 7-8 p.m. so we can have them delivered and ready by roll call at 10 p.m.

WHERE: CYCA offices, 2298 Young Ave.

WHAT TO BRING: A treat or munchies to add to the holiday bags. We will have around 70 bags total.

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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