In 1990, the Police Hall of Fame began the North Pole Gift Program, which provides age-appropriate gifts to the surviving children of American police officers who died in the line of duty. These gifts are sent for birthdays and at Christmas each and every year until age 18. Many survivor children have received gifts from the North Pole for well more than 10 years.
A few years later, the Police Hall of Fame was able to include the children of paralyzed and disabled officers in the distribution of birthday and Christmas gifts each year as well.
Today, more than 3,500 gifts are sent nationwide to children every year from the North Pole Gift Program. The program had traditionally been funded through monetary donations from private individuals across the country.
We have been fortunate for the past 12 years to have the “9463 Foundation for Florida’s Fallen Officers” as part of this remarkable program. Each year it stages several donation sites to collect new gifts and toys for the children of the fallen and then deliver them all to the Police Hall of Fame’s North Pole. We appreciate their efforts each year and are grateful for the blessings they provide to our families.
For more information on this program and the many other programs here at the Police Hall of Fame, please visit aphf.org.