The “Cops and Firefighters for Christmas” program has been a part of Rock Island Police and Fire Departments for the past 15 years. The program brings together policemen and firefighters with a needy child to assist in shopping for Christmas gifts for their families as well as themselves. This yearly event has helped create many positive interactions between local students and their police and firemen.
This Saturday August 12th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at and in conjunction with the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Moline, members of the Rock Island Police Department and Fire Department along with volunteers will be collecting donations for our annual “Cops and Firefighters for Christmas” program.
To help fundraising efforts, members of the Police and Fire Departments will be selling brats, hot dogs, chips and drinks as well. All proceeds will go towards the December 2017 event.
Donations for the “Cops for Christmas” program can also be made to the Rock Island Police Department, 1212 5th Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201.