Burlington, NC | Back by popular demand, the Burlington Police Department has begun its annual Cookie-Gram fundraiser. This fundraiser, on hiatus since 2020, gives residents the opportunity to purchase a treat for a City of Burlington Employee as well as other Police/Fire/EMS Employees in Alamance County. Cookie-Grams, either sugar or chocolate chip cookies, will be delivered to the recipient’s office on Valentine’s Day as a sweet way to thank them for their hard work as public servants.
All proceeds from the Cookie-Gram fundraiser go to the Cops Care program. Cops Care provides funds for Burlington Police Officers to take up to 75 kids shopping for Christmas each year. The Burlington Police Department partners with community agencies to select children and families for the opportunity to shop with a cop during the holiday event and receive a week’s worth of groceries per family. The program also provides funds for Burlington Police officers to visit elderly residents living alone in the community and bring them a week’s worth of groceries. Cops Care is funded solely through donations to the Burlington Police Club, a 501(c)(3) organization.
Since the Police Department began the Cookie-Gram fundraiser in 2018, it has raised over $5,500 for the Cops Care program. The 2023 goal is to raise a minimum of $3,000.
We want to invite the community to join in again this year by sending a Cookie-Gram to any City of Burlington employee or other emergency services within Alamance County. Orders for emergency services not in the City of Burlington must be 50 Cookie-Grams or larger.
Cookies (Chocolate Chip or Sugar) can be purchased for $1.00 at the Burlington Police Headquarters located at 267 W. Front Street or at the Recreation and Parks Administrative Offices McDade Building located at 1333 Overbrook Drive. The deadline to purchase is Friday, February 10, 2023. Cash and Check are accepted at these locations.
Donations to the Cops Care program are also accepted in lieu of ordering a Cookie-Gram.
All cookies will be delivered on Valentine's Day. If you have any questions, please contact the Burlington Police Department's Records Section at 336-229-3521.