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AZLEOS Back Pack to School Program 2017

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We are planning for our summer program Back Pack to School! Today we purchased (300) $20 gift cards for shoes to put in each of the 300 back packs for kids in need all over Maricopa County. I couldn’t do this without the help of Right Toyota and Right Honda and Lerner and Rowe who are our major sponsors for the program. Exchange Club of Scottsdale will help to purchase some of the supplies and most importantly assemble all of the backpacks. MCCCD PD Officers will coordinate working with local PDs in the Valley to host ice cream socials or lunches with the kids to give out the back packs and spend time having fun and socializing with the kids in their communities.

Your donations are always welcomed and appreciated. azleos.org. The more donations we receive, the more kids we can help. We are 100% volunteer. 100% of your donation goes to the program.

Cold Stone Creamery Fundraiser for AZLEOS Back Pack to School May 11th 2pm-4pm

Free Ice Cream with a donation to AZLEOS.  You can get any flavors of ice cream, any size cup or waffle cone, unlimited toppings.  On top of that…Elsa from FROZEN will be there to meet the kids, take pictures and do face painting!  Thank you Royal Dreams Entertainment!

 

Pictures from AZLEOS Project Blue Back Pack to School 2016 Distribution Events

Thank you to MCCCD PD, Tempe PD, Salt River PD, and DPS for distributing these back packs and gift cards to children all over the valley.  More pics to come!

Thank you to our sponsors/partners Right Toyota, Right Honda, Lerner and Rowe, Exchange Club of Scottsdale, AZ Elevator Solutions, MCCCD PD for making this all possible.

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Back Pack to School gets another sponsor AES!

Thank you AES (Arizona Elevator Solutions)…Another great sponsor and partner for AZLEOS Back Pack to School event this Sunday at Phoenix Children’s Hospital providing our police officers a chance to enjoy an ice cream social with the kids receiving radiation for cancer and sickle cell anemia and give them backpacks and share stories with them.

Thank you Jamie Harbach Mezosi for buying all the backpacks and binders to be delivered to the kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital this Sunday. And that handsome little helper is Jane D’Amelio’s nephew, Blake Mezosi. Blake volunteered to stuff and organize the backpacks. The kids at PCH will love them!! ❤️AES LogoAZLEOS 2016 Banner Back to School

NEWS: Lerner and Rowe Donates $10,000 to AZLEOS Project Blue Back “Pack” to School

NEWS: Lerner and Rowe Donates $10,000 to AZLEOS Project Blue – Back “Pack” to School

Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys 

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Kevin Rowe, Esq.
Lerner and Rowe, P.C.
(602) 977-1900


Lerner and Rowe Donates $10,000 to AZLEOS Project Blue – Back “Pack” to School, a community police back-to-school project, that directly benefits disadvantaged elementary school students in Maricopa County.

 

AZLEOS Project Blue - Back Pack to School(Scottsdale, AZ) – The Law offices of Lerner and Rowe donated $10,000 to AZLEOS Project Blue – Back “Pack” to School charitable school supply drive. The donation will be used to purchase back to school items to fill 200+ backpacks, as well as gift cards, for students to purchase a new pair of shoes for the upcoming school year. Lerner and Rowe is encouraging others to also donate, and help make a difference, by dropping off school supplies at Right Honda or Right Toyota, located off Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard in Scottsdale through July 27th.

“AZLEOS Project Blue back to school supply drive is an excellent example of the positive impact that can take place when community members bond together to support our local youth and neighborhoods,” said attorney Kevin Rowe. “We’re proud to be part of this project and for the opportunity to show our support of the men and women in blue who go above and beyond daily to serve, protect and give back for the betterment of our communities.”

Please contact Cindy Hill via email at arizonaleos@cox.net for a detailed list of needed school supplies, and for more ways to donate and support the 2016 AZLEOS Project Blue – Back “Pack” to School supply drive.

AZLEOS 2016 Banner Back to School

AZLEOS Project Blue Back “Pack” to School July 2016

 

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Click here to donate to AZLEOS Project Blue Back “Pack” to School Program.  Your donation is tax deductible.


Starting Friday, July 1, 2016 AZLEOS will be working with Right Honda & Right Toyota to fill 200+ backpacks for kids in Maricopa County that need the help of the community to go back to school in August. Backpacks will be packed on Friday, July 29th at the AZLEOS Office by the Exchange Club of Scottsdale. MCCCD PD and local police officers will be delivering the backpacks to the children and families who need them to build positive relationships. Exchange club

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back

Lerner and Rowe just donated $10,000 to the program!  Because of their generosity we are able to include gift cards for shoes to Payless in our backpacks for each child!!

Right Toyota and Right Honda are our title sponsors! Thank you Jane D’Amelio!

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You can help us by dropping off school supplies at either of their stores on Frank Lloyd Wright. We are looking for supplies for children in ELEMENTARY SCHOOL this year.

Supplies Needed: Children’s backpacks grades K-6, Box 24 Crayons, Pink Erasers, Composition books, Spiral 1 subject notebooks, Binders, Wide Rule and College Rule paper, Hand sanitizer or wipes, Small tissues, Washable markers, Children’s scissors, Pens black/blue, Pocket folders, Rulers, Glue sticks, Liquid glue, # 2 Pencils, Colored pencils, Pencil box or bag
Checks can also be dropped off made out to AZLEOS. It is tax deductible and we can mail you a receipt. If you drop off supplies and need an in kind receipt email Cindy Hill at arizonaleos@cox.net and she will email you one.

Who will be receiving the backpacks? Grandparents raising Grandchildren through DUET, Children in Family Promise, and children of parents attending classes in the Maricopa Community Colleges.Duet_Trademark_Tag_VERT_4C -2013family promise

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Every year we try different ways to help our community based on community needs that we see.   This year we are focusing on Elementary Kids throughout Maricopa County, but our volunteers  have been involved in back to school events for 13 years.  Here are a few photos from last year 2015.

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Wrap up!! Project Blue Back to School 2015 was a huge success!

 

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Arizona LEOS was delighted to take part of this great event city wide event on August 5th, as part of our Project  Blue Back to School program, along with other great agencies. I just want to thank the Scottsdale Lions Clubs for coming out to vision screen all the kids, MCCCD PD for coming out to spend time with the kids and do community policing, Rio Salado Community College for working with Delta Dental on Toothbrushes and Toothpaste kits, the Scottsdale Active 20/30 club for helping AZ LEOS with a grant for the event, and Jane D’Amelio with RIGHT TOYOTA/HONDA for sponsoring the event through AZ LEOS, and to the Exchange Club of Scottsdale for donating to help the kids at Family Promise AZ for their After Care program and for spending all morning volunteering at the event! Thank you to all and to all the volunteers who donated their time to be at the event on August 5th at Scottsdale Stadium.  It was a long but fulfilling and fun day!

Scottsdale Exchange Club helping find socks for kids

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MCCC PD Community Policing

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Scottsdale Lion’s Clubs doing Vision Screening

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Rio Salado Community College Dental School Clinic Volunteers/Staff giving out free Toothbrushes/toothpaste and education

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Thank you to AZLEOS sponsors and volunteers and to Cooper Merrill our “sock goddess”  for making this event successful!

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Thank you to the City of Scottsdale and SUSD for putting this event on for the past 40 years.  Here are all of the sponsors for the entire event this year!IMG_1786 It is truly a community effort for something like this to happen and 800+ kids get clothes and school supplies and the opportunity to interact positively with cops and learn about college and get their eyes and teeth screened!  Congrats to all on a great job!

Additional pics!

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Thank you to Jersey Mikes and Chick-fil-a for providing free food for our volunteers!  We were starving!

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Project Blue Back to School August 5th!

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Project Blue Back to School

(A partnership with the City of Scottsdale, SUSD and nonprofits)

DATE: Wednesday, August 5th

TIME: 7:00am to 5:00pm

LOCATION: Scottsdale Stadium 7400 E. Osborn Road near the Hospital.

800 prescreened children from Scottsdale and the Scottsdale Unified School District from Title 1 schools will be participating in this Back to School event receiving: Vision Screening (AZLEOS/AZ Lions Clubs), Dental care packages (Delta Dental Foundation) of toothpaste/toothbrush/floss/educational materials etc. (Rio Salado Community College), Socks (AZLEOS), Shoes, Pants, Shirts, Underwear, Backpacks full of school supplies, Resources, Child fingerprinting, and MCCCC PD will be on site spending time with the kids doing meaningful Community Policing.  Thank you to Right Toyota/Honda and Scottsdale Active 20/30 Club for contributing funds to allow us to participate in this program.

Covering the Bases Back to School Event on August 5th!

 

So happy Arizona LEOS is a part of this great event city wide event on August 5th, as part of our Project  Blue Back to School program, along with other great agencies. I just want to thank the Scottsdale Lions Clubs for coming out to vision screen all the kids, MCCCD PD for coming out to spend time with the kids and do community policing, Rio Salado College for working with Delta Dental on Toothbrushes and Toothpaste kits, the Scottsdale Active 20/30 club for helping AZ LEOS with a grant for the event, and Jane D’Amelio with RIGHT TOYOTA/HONDA for sponsoring the event through AZ LEOS, and to the Exchange Club of Scottsdale for donating to help the kids at Family Promise AZ for their After Care program. And I can’t forget our beautifully funny “sock lady” Cooper Merrill for without her the kids would be barefoot! Thank you to all and to all the volunteers who are donating their time to be at the event on August 5th at Scottsdale Stadium.

News article below:

http://www.scottsdaleindependent.com/news/as-need-grows-scottsdale-community-picks-up-back-to-school-drive-effort/

 

AZLEOS President volunteering at Chandler’s Operation Back to School

Well, it is 5am and I am heading to Chandler High School to see what 3500 kids going to Operation Back to School looks like and volunteer as AZLEOS.  As I got there I saw a huge line of kids waiting, circling around the building.   According to the Vice Mayor…families started lining up at 2am as their Back to School is first come first serve and includes all families in title 1 schools meeting eligibility.  7am…the rush begins…check in with the school principals, bookbags and supplies, socks and underwear, uniforms, shoes, haircuts, and fingerprinting by Chandler PD.    9am there are still kids flooding in…by 10am we are almost done.  Whew!  That was a busy morning!

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