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!!
Wow!!!! We need your support! Please share!! To honor and thank police officers next weekend Daylight Donuts will be donating 20% of EVERY purchase to AZLEOS Shop with a Cop. Friday Sept 16th, Saturday Sept 17th and Sunday Sept 18th. Drinks included!!! Stop by their store in the Safeway Complex, 1305 W. Guadalupe Road Suite E3 Mesa, AZ 85202 and Thank a Cop and help them take children in need shopping for Christmas. It is the nicest way you can say thanks to our officers. Pay it forward !
ADDED: Princesses, face painting and balloons from 12-2pm!
In recognition of Thank a Cop Day on September 17th, Maria Vega, owner at MV Snacks and Sushi, and long-time law enforcement supporter, will be hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, September 17th for our annual Project Blue Christmas Shop with a Cop event at her restaurant located at 1468 E. Main Street in Mesa, AZ 85203 between 12-8pm.
We will have balloons and face painting for the kids and princesses Elsa and Anna will be present from 12-2 pm thanks to Gina Hoyt with Practically Perfect Entertainment.
15% of the days proceeds will be donated to AZLEOS for our Shop with A Cop Events.
We are doing this on Thank a Cop day, even though its for the kids, because the secret is….The Cops love it as much as the kids. It is Chicken Soup for their Souls. They love volunteering every year for this event.
If you can’t make it, but still want to donate to Thank a Cop through this program, please go to our website AZLEOS.org and donate on line, or please stop by and make a donation the day of the event. Every dollar donated is used for this program.
AZLEOS Shop with a Cop is an event for our underserved youth in our communities, where they get to pair up with law enforcement and have a hot breakfast at a community college, take photos in the snow with Princesses, Star Wars Characters and Superheroes, then they go on a trolley and meet their officer at a local store and are given $100 to shop for Christmas gifts for themselves and their families.