You could lessen the chill this holiday season by warming a deserving HoCo kid’s heart.

For more than 20 years, the Howard County Police Foundation and Police Department have worked together to ensure that many of of our county’s disadvantaged youth have a happy holiday season. Children in grades K-5 who are often homeless or whose families are struggling to make ends meet, are invited to attend a holiday party every December sponsored by the foundation. They celebrate the season with officers playing games and doing crafts. The children enjoy a warm meal and are given a holiday present containing winter necessities (coat, gloves, hat, shirt) plus a craft and toy.

How can you help? Give the gift of holiday happiness and sponsor a child! Make an online gift or mail a check using the form downloaded here. Thank you for helping make the holidays a little bit brighter for our county’s kids. If you would prefer to donate a new unwrapped toy, socks, hats or gloves, donation boxes are located in the Howard County Police Department locations:

Northern District
3410 Court House Dr.
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Southern District
11226 Scaggsville Road
Laurel, MD 20723

Browning Reagle Insurance
117 S. Main Street
Mt. Airy, MD 21771

Special Thanks to All Our Sponsors

Lynda Tucker

Chief Gary Gardner

Larry Aaronson

Lesley Flaim

Major Luther Johnson

Mark McArdle

Page Christis

Simpson United Methodist Church

St. Luke United Methodist Church

The McArdle Agency Inc

Timothy Pierce

SteelFire Kitchen & Bar

Mary V. Beigel Charitable Giving Fund

Dave Cheuvront

Vivian Bailey

Mary Schultz

Melissa Mattey

Peter & Katherine Newman

Susan Watkins

Kevin Murphy of Browing Regale Insurance

Dave Regale of Browing Regale Insurance

McCabe Insurance Associates, Inc.

Charles Frank

Kyri Jacobs

Kirk Couser

Howard County Police Supervisors Alliance

Kenneth & Deborah Fleischmann

Shannon’s Saloon, Inc.

Sponsor Online

Sponsorship Information

Be a Corporate/Individual Sponsor to help warm the hearts of our HoCo Kids. We are looking to provide for at least 100 of our county’s disadvantaged youth this holiday season (but of course we’d love to help more!). There are a number of levels of sponsorship and we hope you will be generous in your contribution.

For more information about sponsorships, please contact Foundation President Kyri Jacobs at 410-740-5657 or

Detective Sponsor

$1000 to Sponsor 10 kids

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Police Officer

$500 to Sponsor 5 kids

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$100 to Sponsor 1 kid

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Individual Sponsor

Choose your own amount, any donation will help kids in need.

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