Just a start…many more to come. Hundreds in fact!!!
AZLEOS Shop with a Cop Dec 10, 2016 at Granite Reef Senior Center in Scottsdale, AZ and the Walmart on Pima/Chaparral. Thank you to NHN for helping to fund this event so the kids could enjoy shopping with a cop and to Right Toyota/Honda for being our breakfast sponsors. We want to thank all of our volunteers and cops for without them, these events would not be possible. Thank you Tom Melton for cooking up a storm and to Kevin Kilday for all the amazing photos on each child and officer. Thank you to all our princesses from Royal Dreams Entertainment and the Star Wars 501st Legion who add so much to this event every year!
Thanks to so many agencies that participated today. MCCCD PD, SRPD, Chandler PD, ABLE, Scottsdale PD, Scottsdale Prosecutors Office, MCSO, AZ Department of Corrections (volunteer award winners!), Department of Child Safety, DPS, PVPD, Phoenix PD, Scottsdale Fire (Shhh,…Maria we won’t tell anyone), US Marines, and the US Marshals Posse (also $1000 donors).
Thank you to our sponsors for the Breakfast Right Toyota/Right Honda. Next week at Mesa Community College our Breakfast Sponsor is Lerner and Rowe.
Shout outs to the Scottsdale Kachina Lions Club for helping set everything up last night and taking it all down today! Thank you to Nick Daniels for setting up Candy Cane Lane!
Next week will be at Mesa Community College on 12/17!
More pictures to come!
Teen Shop with a Cop 2016 at Chandler Fashion Center. CFC thank you for providing a great breakfast and to the Scottsdale Active 20/30 Club for providing the grant to start the teen program this year. Chandler PD and MCCCD PD were our host agencies! Each teen was given $150 to spend while shopping with their officer and Harkins cups and movie tickets.
Click here to donate to AZLEOS Project Blue Christmas Shop with a Cop 2016 Program. Your donation is tax deductible.
I know you have all been waiting to hear the news about the fundraiser that NHN hosted for Shop with a Cop last week. I am so excited to tell you that thanks to their hard work and a very special donor…they raised enough money for us to take 280 children between the Scottsdale and the Mesa Shop with a Cop events! NHN members will be at both events to help us at the registers and pay for the kids as they go through the line. (Yes we still are hosting the Chandler TEEN Shop with a Cop on Dec. 3rd 9am at Chandler Fashion Center)
150 kids on Dec. 10th 7:00am at the Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center – Breakfast Sponsor Right Toyota – Walmart on Pima
130 kids on December 17th 7:30am at Mesa Community College – Breakfast Sponsor Lerner and Rowe –Target on Longmore
Final Meeting: Friday, November 18th 10am at Scottsdale Community College Social Behavioral Building, room SBE-181. It is the building that is just north of the Round-about and Flags near the Chaparral traffic light.
What does this means for all of us? We will need increased numbers of law enforcement personnel to attend both events so that we can pair up each child (one on one) with a cop for breakfast and shopping.
*If your agency wants to bring children that need help, with your department escorting…please plan on attending this meeting and notify us of the number of children you want to bring for both events.
*If you don’t want to bring children, but your agency wants to attend one or both of the events and shop with the children, please attend this meeting with approximate numbers of law enforcement personnel you think will want to be involved from your agency so we have a starting point for recruiting.
Everyone is invited to participate in planning….All branches of law enforcement throughout AZ and federal agencies, military, veterans, spouses and families of law enforcement, allies of law enforcement and kids, sponsors, donors, media.
2016 Shop with a Cop Event Dates and Locations
Saturday, December 3rd – 9am – Chandler Fashion Mall – Breakfast at the mall followed by shopping at the Mall for 2 hours. Hosted by Chandler PD, Chandler Fashion Center and MCCCD PD.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 7:00am – Granite Reef Senior Center –Breakfast followed by shopping at the Walmart on Pima/Chaparral Rd near the campus, hosted by MCCCD PD and Salt River PD.
Saturday, December 17, 2016–7:30am – Mesa Community College- Breakfast followed by shopping at Target adjacent to the campus, hosted by MCCCD PD and Mesa PD.
Special guests will be at both breakfasts! Star Wars characters, Superheroes and Princesses! There is also a pretty good chance of SNOW we are told by Santa who will be coming in an MRAP Tank!
Each child/teen will be paired up with their own law enforcement officer to help them spend $100. The children of veterans who are deployed or injured will also be participating in these Shop with a Cop events.
Last year we had 20 local, county, state and federal Law Enforcement agencies participating!
Will you consider a tax deductible donation?
AZLEOS (Arizona Law Enforcement Outreach and Support)
8414 E. Vista Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85250 President: Cynthia Hill 480-695-2494
Donations can be made on line at AZLEOS.org through PAYPAL
Sponsors of $1000 and over will be listed on our banners for all the events. All businesses that donate and submit a logo to firstname.lastname@example.org will be thanked on social media weekly over the next 4 months. Personal donations will remain private unless you ask for recognition on social media.
AZLEOS is a 501c3 Tax ID # 47-2952266
Keep following Arizona LEOS Facebook page for updates and details.
Thank you to NHN and Michael Wills for an incredible fundraising event last night at KO’Donnells. Thank you also to Scottsdale PD Chief Alan Rodbell, Bob Littlefield, Kathy Littlefield, Guy Phillips and Cora Phillips for showing up to support this event! The Littlefield’s are our Santa and Mrs. Claus for the Shop with a Cop events!! Also thanks to my Exchange members Carol Mertins and Tom and Tina Kawar and Debbie who came out! Thanks to Sue Somerville Hawes, Cooper Merrill, Katie Joy, Jason Bressler and so many more friends, colleagues and family who came out or bought tickets to support me and Jim Hill and AZLEOS to help hundreds of kids participate in Shop with a Cop. $28,000 was raised during this event!
Please buy your ticket to support AZLEOS Shop with a Cop. NHN members help volunteer at the event, bag the presents, and take 100% of the money that is raised during this amazing Happy Hour and pay for the kids holiday gifts. It is an amazing example of putting our community in community policing. This year their goal is 150 kids! Last year they sponsored 120 kids 🙂. Let’s help them meet their goal and help our cops connect with kids at risk. Thank you NHN!! Tickets are $30.
Wow!!!! We need your support! Please share!! To honor and thank police officers Daylight Donuts will be donating 20% of EVERY purchase to AZLEOS Shop with a Cop. Drinks included!!! Stop by their store in the Safeway Complex, 1305 W. Guadalupe Road Suite E3 Mesa, AZ 85202 and help them take children in need shopping for Christmas. It is the nicest way you can say thanks to our officers. Thank you Vincent Carfagno for supporting AZLEOS!! Halloween Weekend Oct 27, 28, 29, 30th!! 6am to 5pm Thurs-Saturday, 6am-Noon on Sunday.
This weekend we had 2 fundraisers for Thank a Cop day to raise money for AZLEOS Shop with a Cop 2016. Thanks to Maria Vega owner of MV Snacks and Sushi in Mesa and Vincent Carfagno, owner of Daylight Donuts in Mesa, we received donations to take 5 at risk children to Shop with a Cop in Mesa for breakfast at MCC and shopping at Target on December 17th. Thank you also to Gina Hoyt from practicallyperfectentertainment.com for having Elsa and Anna at the event for the kids. Thank you Ivette and Iggy Garcia and Jim and Cindy Hill for all you did to help coordinate our fundraisers. Thank you also to Rick Cecena and Michelle Lilly and the girls for helping blow up balloons and put up signs! If anyone has any ideas for more fundraisers please let us know!!