For over a decade, the Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley has hosted hundreds of students for a holiday shopping spree with local Bay Area police officers. For many of the children, this special opportunity becomes the only holiday experience they will have.
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley fosters continued mutual respect between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Through engendering trust in the community and changing the narrative, children see police officers through a different lens.
We strive to build bridges of collaboration and strategically invest in education, leadership development, and capacity-building programs to help at-risk youth achieve their fullest potential.
I want to thank Shop with the Cop Foundation for all the blessings they’ve given my family. You are all true heroes! Alicia and Darrell have helped me so much and have become role models for me. Alicia has tutored me when I was struggling in school, she helped me and my brother get our uniforms and school supplies. During Christmas time Alicia signed us up for a shopping spree at Target with heroes of our community! I’m so grateful for Shop with a Cop and all the donors, volunteers, and supporters. You all have impacted my life as well as other families in need.
The Shop with a Cop program has created an incentive based reading program that encourages students at my school to develop a passion for reading. SWAC knows that reading is a life long skill that students will need in order access higher level education and careers, </br>so by fostering the desire to read SWAC is investing into the futures of each of our students.
Shop With a Cop helps motivate students to read because they want us to know how to read better so that in the future we can use our reading skills in real life. I participated in the Shop With a Cop Shopping Spree when I was in 5th grade. It was so fun. I enjoyed talking to my cop while shopping. The best part was when we sat to eat and all the cops were talking to us.
I would like to thank Shop with a Cop for what they do for me and my school because they are the reason I now read constantly. I know that others at my school didn’t like reading, but now they do thanks to Shop with a Cop.
Sometimes all it takes is for one positive experience to change someone’s entire perspective. Shop with a Cop Silicon Valley often does exactly that for children and their parents. A child benefitting from seeing police officers as community helpers is an amazing thing to witness, and it makes me proud to be connected to this organization as a volunteer and donor.
Shop With a Cop is an outstanding organization doing meaningful work in our community! Whether it is distributing backpacks, books and school supplies at the beginning of the school year, or passing out toys to children who otherwise might go without at Christmas, Shop With a Cop is making a difference. This organization provides a wonderful opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the police and the community. I wholeheartedly support the work of Shop With a Cop!