First Ever ‘Caroling with a Cop’ Donation Drive is December 16

Published on December 09, 2021

Flyer for Caroling with a Cop

Media Contact:
Tiffany Trombley
Neighborhood Resource Officer/PIO
Kirkland Police Department

Bring your donations, stay for a song or two!

KIRKLAND, Wash. – The Kirkland Police Department invites the community to attend its first ever ‘Caroling with a Cop’ event, a holiday-themed singalong that not only provides the chance for you to hear our talented officers sing, but also welcomes donations to support our partners at The Sophia Way. 

The Kirkland Police Department is excited to partner with The Sophia Way, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women on their journey from homelessness to safe and stable living. The Sophia Way operates Helen’s Place, a Kirkland-based shelter that provides temporary housing, meals, case management, shower and laundry facilities, and more. Meant to help equip the nonprofit with high-need items, the ‘Caroling with a Cop’ donation drive takes place 9 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 16, at the Kirkland Police Department. Community members are welcome to stop by for a song or two while dropping off donations to support our neighbors in need.

Suggested donations to support the nonprofit’s outreach program, which serves people living on the street or in their vehicles, include:

  • boots (in all sizes)
  • coats (in size 2XL and above)
  • umbrellas
  • laundry soap
  • warm socks (new)
  • hand warmers
  • rain ponchos
  • mini flashlights
  • emergency thermal blankets

Items needed to support the residential shelter include:

  • laundry soap pods
  • paper towels
  • dish soap
  • toilet paper
  • new hair brushes
  • travel size toiletries
  • deodorant
  • non-perishable snacks, including single-serving chips and crackers, beef jerky, fruit roll-ups, tea and coffee 

For more suggested donations, please visit The Sophia Place AmazonSmile Charity List.

All items are welcome, and no donation is too small. Donations are not required to come and enjoy Caroling with a Cop.

If you can’t make it on December 16, you can drop off donations at the bin positioned inside the lobby of the Kirkland Police Department, or you can donate directly to The Sophia Way. The Sophia Way donation bins at KPD will be available from December 2021 through February 2022.

The Kirkland Police Department is located at the Kirkland Justice Center, 11750 NE 118th St, Kirkland, Washington 98034.