Each year around Christmas, the Cops Who Care Holiday Turkey and Ham Giveaway is held in Suffolk County. The Troopers Memorial Fund partners with New York State Police and Suffolk County Police Department to raise money, which is used to purchase turkeys and hams. Troopers, Police Officers, Suffolk County Crime Stoppers personnel, Citizens Academy graduates and various community leaders then get together to hand out the turkeys and hams to needy families. The event is always a huge success and makes a nice holiday meal possible for many.
Our Holiday turkey and ham giveaway along with toys and clothing continued on Dec. 21, 2021 at the First Baptist Church, Bay Shore, NY. Assisting in this great event were Troopers Memorial Fund Trustees and many volunteers from NYSP Troop L, Suffolk Co. PD and Citizens Academy along with church and community leaders. Also in attendance was Angie Carpenter, Town of Islip Supervisor. Photos by Daniel Goodrich from her office.
The photo below is from our 2015 event at the First Baptist Church of Bay Shore. Shown from left to right are Suffolk County Legislator Monica R. Martinez, Troop L Major David Candelaria, Staff from Giacovino, Lake and Associates (Sayville, NY) with their donation check to the event, Suffolk County PD Lt. Bob Donohue, and Reverend Dr. Daris Dixon-Clark.
Below photos are from our 2016 event held at the Bread of Life Fellowship Church in Wyandanch, NY. Participating at the event were various members of the Suffolk Co. PD and State Police including SCPD Commissioner Timothy Sini and Troop L Commander Major David Candelaria.
In 2017 our COPS WHO CARE joined efforts with SCPD to provide food and clothing to needy families continued at the Shaw Temple AME Church in N. Amityville, NY. Both departments distributed turkeys, hams, clothing and other household goods. We thank all our loyal sponsors for this worthy cause.
2022 was our 15th Annual Cops Who Care Food drive held at The Bread of Life Fellowship/World Outreach Center located in Wyandanch, NY. This event is sponsored by The Troopers Memorial Fund and is a joint venture between New York State Police and Suffolk Co. PD. Joining us this year was the USMC with Toys for Tots and staff from the law firm of Slater, Slater Schulman who made a very gracious donation. Below are photos from this year’s event.
If you are interested in donating to this philanthropic cause, please contact any trustee via email by the links to the right of this page to discuss a donation, or send a check to:
Troopers Memorial Fund Inc.
PO Box 526
Mount Sinai, NY 11766
Donations can now also be made by clicking on the below link and using your Paypal account or any other major credit card.
We truly appreciate all the donations that are received, as they are the backbone of our funding.