LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Police are gearing up for summer with a bounty of frozen treats. The department is once again collecting donations of freeze pops that will be given to children throughout the city. The Freeze Pops for Kids fundraiser will run for one week, May 18-25.
Led by Officer Ryan Holland, a Neighborhood Resource Officer assigned to Central Sector, the idea is simple: connecting police and young people while sharing a frozen treat on a hot summer day. The freeze pops are taken to summer camps, city pools and other youth events.
The initiative builds on last year’s tremendously successful freeze pop drive, which saw residents, businesses and organizations donate more than 72,000 pops. This year’s goal is 100,000 freeze pops.
Freeze pop donations can be dropped off at any Lexington Police roll call or Police Headquarters during regular business hours. For ease of storage, the department prefers unfrozen pops packaged in boxes, however any type of unfrozen pop will be accepted. Monetary donations can be made online to the Lexington Police Foundation at www.lexpolicefoundation.org. Donations are processed via the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Please indicate “freeze pop fundraiser” in the comment section of the donation page.
Police Headquarters – 150 E. Main St.
West Sector Roll Call – 1795 Old Frankfort Pike
Central Sector Roll Call – 1020 Industry Rd, Ste. 40
East Sector Roll Call – 1165 Centre Pkwy