Prisoner Transport Officer Brian Bolden volunteers at the Dec. 19 Christmas for Kids program. Photo courtesy Dunwoody Police Department.

The Dunwoody Police Department brought the “magic of Christmas” to local kids Dec. 19, the department said in a press release.

Christmas for Kids started with officers who wanted “to bring Christmas cheer to children in Dunwoody,” the department said.

The program began as an idea to help Dunwoody’s less fortunate children by making their Christmas a little brighter.

The Dunwoody Police Department, local businesses and the Dunwoody community worked together to collect new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children from newborn to 15 years old.

Then, children were invited on Dec. 19 to a private Christmas festival at ICareAtlanta, which is located at 5879-B New Peachtree Road in Doraville.

Santa and all his helpers were there to personally deliver the gifts to each and every registered child.

“The department and our community now have a long established tradition of partnering together to serve the needy children in Dunwoody each year,” Chief of Police Billy Grogan said in a press release. “We are partnering with ICareAtlanta to make this event even better. Serving others is one of the best ways to celebrate this Holiday season.”

Lt. Fidel Espinoza said he looks forward to Christmas for Kids every year.

“Christmas for Kids is one of many special events in Dunwoody that showcases the warmth and generosity of this community,” Espinoza said. “Christmas for Kids brings our community together to bring so much joy to many deserving children. It is a pleasure to once again reach Dunwoody’s less fortunate children and make their Christmases a little brighter.”

Visit the CFK webpage at:, where information can be found regarding toy drop-off locations, volunteer opportunities and program updates.
For additional information regarding the CFK program, please contact Officer Trey Nelson at or Stephanie Stevens at