N.O.P.D. 1st District Commander Otha Sandifer writes:
With the approaching holiday season, the members of the New Orleans Police Department’s First District have been contemplating on how to assist the needy children of our district for Christmas.
In addition to the members of the district donating a toy for a child, we are reaching out to all of our partners which includes businesses and neighborhood associations. We are asking that you consider donating money (preferably at least $50.00), bicycles or toys for this event.
We hope to be able to give gifts to all of our pre-K and kindergarten children in our district. All monetary donations must be made to the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation in the name of the First District with “toy giveaway” in the memo.
Please donate by Monday, December 14, 2015. This will allow us time to make the presentations to the students before their Christmas break.
We thank you in advance for assisting us with this endeavor. Anything you can assist us with will be appreciated.
The New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (NOPJF) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to making New Orleans a safer place to work, live and visit. Financial contributions to the NOPJF are fully tax-deductible, and the Foundation is registered with the charitable-giving information resource on GuideStar.org. Our organization’s financial statements are audited annually by an external accounting firm (Postlethwaite & Netterville). Our annual 990 IRS informatoin return is also prepared by Postlehwaite & Netterville, copies of which can be viewed on GuideStar’s website. We also undergo a “single audit” each year that examines compliance with all federal circulars, regulations and reporting requirements associated with federal grant funds awarded to our organization directly or as pass-through grants where the Foundation is the Fiscal Agent.