Operation Yuletide is an initiative by members of the Greensboro Police Department (GPD) to bring some holiday cheer to good people who are experiencing tough times.
Throughout the year, GPD employees meet people who have been impacted by serious crimes, accidents, or an unlucky turn of events. And each year those employees organize to provide gifts of new clothing, toys, and household items to at least 100 families nominated by the police department. These are people GPD has come in contact with over the year and been touched by their circumstances.
Fill the Cruiser Events
Wal-Mart on Battleground Ave., Nov. 16, 12-2 pm
Wal-Mart on Pyramids Village, Nov. 17, 11 am-2pm
Wal-Mart on Wendover, Nov. 18, 10 am - 2 pm
Big Lots on Battleground Ave., Nov. 21, 12-2 pm
Old Navy on Bridford Pkwy., Nov. 22, 10 am - 2 pm
Wal-Mart at Pyramids Village, Nov. 27, 11 am-2 pm
Big Lots on Battleground Ave., Nov. 29, 12-2 pm
Wal-Mart on Elmsley St., Nov. 30, 10 am - 2 pm
Operation Yuletide is one way the department lets these people know they are cared about.
“Although this program is a GPD initiative, it is an event involving the entire city that benefits so many people.
This event brings out the best in our partners, and reinforces why Greensboro is such a great place to live,” said Chief of Police Wayne Scott.
Participate in Fill the Cruiser Events
You can be part of Operation Yuletide by donating cleaning supplies, toys, school supplies, personal
hygiene items, and household goods at any of our “Fill the Cruiser” events above. GPD employees will be outside of these shopping centers asking residents to donate a little something to help our local families in need. GPD will then match your generous contribution to the needs of the families, gift wrap the gifts, and deliver them to the families.
Other Ways to Help
If you cannot make it to a Fill the Cruiser event, but would like to make a monetary contribution, you can do so at the Greensboro Police Foundation website.
Or, make checks payable to the Greensboro Police Foundation and mail it to:
Greensboro Police Foundation
PO Box 26140
Greensboro, NC 27402
Please write Operation Yuletide at the bottom of your check. The foundation will send you a receipt for your tax-deductible cash donation.
All proceeds will benefit Operation Yuletide. Operation Yuletide does not accept referrals.