COPS – 4 - TOTS
Central Traffic Division has a charity fund known as “Cops-4-Tots,” which has been in existence since 1996. Our charity holds events throughout the year in order to provide ill children at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with gifts at Christmas time. We also present the siblings of the patients and their parents with presents and gift cards. This is our way of bringing a little happiness and love to those going through the challenge of their lives during the holiday season.
During this year’s gift presentation on December 22, 2011, we were proud to have more than a few volunteers and officers with us as we visited the children in their hospital rooms throughout the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. It took courage for these volunteers and officers to face the kids and their families in the hospital environment and demonstrate steadfastness while meeting with each family. All of the patients and their families were obviously touched by this showing of compassion, as evidenced by the hugs, smiles and tears of joy. The ability to positively affect dozens of severely ill children is a gift we give ourselves each season. This is why we soldier on in this endeavor.