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.
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! Please print and post! Please share this via email!
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!
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.
Contact: Carol Mertins 480-227-5210 PLEASE RSVP
The Exchange Club of Scottsdale announces 16th Annual Officer/ Firefighter and Volunteer of the Year Awards Luncheon
Scottsdale, AZ: The Exchange Club of Scottsdale’s President, Rick Bauer, announces the club will again sponsor the Annual Officer/ Firefighter and Volunteer of the Year Awards Luncheon.
The event will be held on Friday, October 21st, with registration beginning at 11:30 and the luncheon and program beginning at Noon. It will be held at the Embassy Suites Conference Center located at 5001 North Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. The event is open to all people interested in recognizing the valuable services provided by the Scottsdale Police Department, the Scottsdale Fire Department, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department and the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The registration fee for the lunch is $40.00 per person.
More pictures from last year’s event:
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 !
The 9-11 Memorial Healing Field hosted by the Tempe Exchange Club
Sept 9th to Sept 11th 2016
The 9-11 Memorial Healing Field is a program run by the Exchange Clubs of the Valley of the Sun held annually at Tempe Beach Park to remember and honor those who were killed in one of the worst terrorist attacks in our country. We honor those first responders who ran into the Twin Towers to help. We honor citizens who stepped up and become true heroes and gave their lives to protect many others.
Remembrance ceremonies will begin at 5:40 am and 6:30pm on September 11th. Police cars and fire engines from all over Arizona will be placed around the healing field with blue and red lights on to honor our first responders. Police and Fire Honor guards are also encouraged to participate in both the morning and evening ceremonies on September 11th. Agencies are asked to contact Arizonaleos@cox.net or Craig Fernandez from Rally Point Alpha to confirm their attendance.
It is the largest and longest running healing field in the Southwest with almost 3000 full size American flags. It is a day that should always be remembered as a day terrorists tried to alter the psyche of a nation with fear. A day we never should forget.
We hope you will attend the event Sept 9-11th or volunteer throughout the event to set up or take down flags or serve in the hospitality booth.
Pics from 2015 Healing Field