Upcoming Fundraising Events
Want to do a fundraiser for Concerns of Police Survivors in your community?
Contact the Development Office at the National C.O.P.S. office at 573-346-4911 or email@example.com for more information.
1st Blue Ribbon 5k Run/Walk a Success!
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - Linn Creek City Park
In the very first year of this event, more than 80 runners and walkers joined the 5K held near National C.O.P.S. office in Linn Creek, MO. The 9 a.m. start was well attended by local community members, as well as runners from St. Louis and Independence, MO. We also had a special event, the Law Enforcement Relay, in which local departments competed for a trophy.
It was warm and a bit steamy in the morning, but the event went smoothly thanks to all of our volunteers! We were able to raise more than $4,000 to underwrite C.O.P.S. Hands-On Programs.
For additional photos please go to the following link: http://lakeexpo.com/lake_events/collection_ec754e1c-ea7c-11e3-9ac0-001a4bcf887a.html
5K t-shirts are available for sale. Please contact the National office at 573-346-4911.
C.O.P.S. National Golf Tournament
Sunday, August 3, 2014 in Camdenton, MO
This one day, four-man scramble tournament will benefit 2014 C.O.P.S. Spouses Retreat.
Tournament will be followed by silent auction. If you would like to donate an item please contact the National Office at 573-346-4911.
Join us for the 10th Annual COPS Walk in Harpers Ferry, WV
October 11,12, 2014
2 DAYS - 25 MILES
A physical challenge, an emotional high and the opportunity to help Concerns of Police Survivors.
The 10th annual COPS WALK Harpers Ferry will bring together survivors, friends and members of the law enforcement community who are willing to take on the challenge of walking 25 miles in two days to support Concerns of Police Survivors. Our goal is to fundraise for C.O.P.S.’ Hands-On Programs. These programs allow C.O.P.S. to host camps for fallen officers’ kids, and retreats for spouses, siblings, parents and other survivors. The walk is designed to provide participants with a physical challenge as well as the opportunity to spend time with survivors, law enforcement officers, and friends walking in memory of loved ones, or co-workers. This walk is not timed; it is not a race.
Our journey takes us along the scenic and historic C&O Canal Towpath from Virginia through Maryland and into West Virginia. We will walk approximately 12.5 miles a day. Most of our route is shaded by a canopy of old growth trees. The trail bed is primarily hard packed dirt with small rocks. The Potomac River provides a beautiful backdrop for our adventure.
Hotel, transportation during the walk and meals
We will be staying at the Embassy Suites Dulles-North Hotel. A bus will be provided for participants to the start and from the finish lines each day. Walkers must ride the bus. Lunch will be provided at designated areas along the trail. Dinner and breakfast are provided at the hotel.
We do not charge a registration fee. To cover your hotel and meal costs, fundraising of $1,000 is required. But the challenge is for each walker to raise $2,500 or more. C.O.P.S. will cover all costs from Friday through Sunday evening.
Travel to and from Washington-Dulles Airport is your only expense. You will be assigned a roommate unless you designate a roommate before registration ends. While we appreciate the desire for moral support, non-fundraising walkers cannot be accommodated by C.O.P.S. Moral supporters can contact the C.O.P.S. office to see if any rooms are still open under the hotel block and be responsible for the cost of rooms and meals after registration is closed. If not, they will need to make hotel reservations and are at their own expense. Buses cannot be used to transport non-fundraising walkers.
If you cannot physically join the Walk, but still would like to fundraise for C.O.P.S.’ Hands-On Programs, you can sign up as a Sleepwalker. Also if you registered, but could not raise $1,000 you can convert to be a Sleepwalker and still receive a shirt.
The funds you raise will be processed by the C.O.P.S. office. C.O.P.S. is able to accept donations in the form of credit cards, individuals can donate through the COPS WALK website or you can send in check donations. For credit card donations, ask donors to complete one of the credit card slips enclosed in your packet or use the form listed below. Fundraising pages should be set up under the COPS WALK 2014 link from the National C.O.P.S. website. Please have checks made payable to: Concerns of Police Survivors. Check and credit card donations should be forwarded to C.O.P.S. on a monthly basis so they can be processed in a timely manner. Remember, C.O.P.S. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Donations are tax deductible. Any donations received after October 1 will not be counted towards your total when determining prize winners.
Prize will be given to walkers at the event.
Please plan to arrive at Washington-Dulles Airport around 5:00 pm or earlier on Friday, October 10th. Dinner is set for 7:00 p.m. Plan to depart Sunday after 6:00 pm. Rooms will be available Sunday night for those who cannot fly out until Monday.
The hotel provides transportation to and from the airport. Those driving can travel directly to the hotel. Please forward your travel information to the C.O.P.S. National office as soon as they are made.
If you have any questions about COPS WALK Harpers Ferry, please contact Josh Neeley, C.O.P.S. Special Events Coordinator, at 573-346-4911 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
T-Shirts for a Cause by Quantico Tactical
Our annual "We're From Quantico" shirts have been available only to Team Quantico members or graduates of the FBI National Academy. For a limited time, we are selling a special edition of our 2013 "We're From Quantico" shirts to raise money for Concerns Of Police Survivors. These sand colored shirts have the 2013 "We're From Quantico" design on the back, the Quantico Tactical logo on the front left and the COPS logo on the right sleeve.
Recycle Cell Phones
The Charitable Recycling Team wants to assist you and the environment by making it easy to dispose of used cell phones. Because cell phones and their batteries contain many hazardous materials that can harm the environment if not disposed of properly, it's important to know how and where to recycle e-waste in an environmentally-responsible way.
The Charitable Recycling Program encourages the donation of used cell phones and will provide a monetary contribution to charity for each cell phone donated, regardless of age or condition.