Badges N Kids Christmas Gift Mission is to provide Christmas to kids and families in our Black Hills Community who might not otherwise get to celebrate Christmas for reasons beyond their control. We work with the Rapid City Area Schools and other local organizations in our effort to identify families in the greatest need.
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Thank you for all of the support, in 2020 we were able to support 114 children in the Black Hills Region from 45 different families. Without the support of our sponsors and donors this event is not possible. We cannot thank you for the investment you continue to make into our communities future.
Badges N KIDS
This year's event will again be hosted with the help of Power 107.1 KSLT Radio station and their listeners. Last year's listeners were the backbone to this event happening and being successful. 2020 has been a weird year for all of us, it has been hard for everyone but even harder on those in need. We recognize that families in need struggle on a regular occurrence and our goal has always been to help kids in those homes. Nothing changes this year except the need being even greater this year. This year's event will look differently because of the Pandemic and instead of a couple nights of shopping we will have several nights of shopping taking place. Officers will shop based on a wish list from each kid, the gifts will be wrapped and then delivered to each kids home this year. Due to the ongoing infection of the Coronavirus in our community we are avoiding large group gatherings. One thing is for sure though, we will need help with funding to help with the expected increase in families in need this year. Please consider sponsoring a child this year by clicking our DONATE NOW button above. If you would like to help with this year's event please contact us through email.
You may also notice this year's event name has changed to Badges N Kids, instead of Cops N Kids. This has occurred because our friends with the Fire Department have expressed their willingness to help. This expands the number of shoppers and help expand our reach of of families in need.
COPS & KIDS
Last years event was hosted by Black Hills Badges for Hope with the help of several corporate sponsors, private donors and volunteers. We chose to expand our reach last year to include several smaller Black Hills area towns. The number of kids we set out to help last Christmas season was 115. It was a very successful year and event. We want to thank all of our past donors and let you know this event was not possible without your support.