During the Holiday Season – the TPD Foundation – with the support of the men and women of the Tulsa Police Department – hand out holiday hams, gift and gas cards to members of the community.
Sometimes officers will ‘pull over’ a recipient and give them a card or ham instead of a ticket – spreading some holiday cheer in the process.
This is a week-long event right before the holidays that we have done the last 5 years and each year it has grown into a larger event. The foundation raises money to purchase hams, turkeys, full holiday meals, gas cards, and gift cards and then supplies the police department with those items to hand out to those in need in our city. This is a great way to help law enforcement connect with the community that they serve. We gave out $30,000 for this initiative last year to be able to help those in need.
This year we helped incorporate a 2-week long toy drive that is being hosted at The Gathering Place from November 30th – December 11th.