Community Outreach

Season of Giving Gift Drive

Chief Danielle Haynes is proud to announce that the Big Rapids Police Department is hosting the fourth annual Season of Giving gift drive benefitting Family Bound of Mecosta County.

Family Bound assists foster, adoptive, and traditional families.  The children's age ranges from newborn to 18. They give support to over 30 foster families in Mecosta County. Family Bound offers classes on becoming a foster family, emotional support, and behavioral issues.  They work closely with DHHS and CMH.

The Season of Giving Gift Drive was launched by the Big Rapids Police Department in 2020.  With the help of department members, residents, local businesses, and organizations, BRPD has donated more than 1000 gifts to children in need!

The holiday gift drive will take place on Saturday, December 9th, from 9 a.m. to noon at The Big Rapids Department of Public Safety, 435 N. Michigan Ave.  Santa will be on-site to accept your donation and take pictures with you.  Representatives from Family Bound will be on-site, as well, to answer questions if you are interested in becoming a foster parent.

This event is being held in conjunction with Coffee with a Cop.  Feel free to come in and grab a cup of coffee or cocoa and say hello to your local officers.  This is a great opportunity to get to know us and support a great cause.

Please see the attached list of items that Family Bound needs.

For more information on the event, contact Officer William Sell at 231-527-0005 or  If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a foster parent, please visit MICHIGAN.GOV/HOPEFORAHOME or call 1-855-MICHKIDS.