3 results for month: 12/2019


‘Shop with a Cop’ in San Jose brings holiday experience to underserved kids

Originally posted on San Jose Spotlight Zuleyna Martinez, a 9-year-old student at Gardner Academy, paused to go over her shopping list with San Jose Police Officer Sabrina Robinson as the pair strolled the aisles of the Target on Coleman Avenue Wednesday for the 12th annual Shop with a Cop event. They were on the hunt for a teddy bear for Martinez’s mom and a basketball for her brother — among other items for her family members. For herself, Martinez is hoping to get her hands on a container of slime. It was a crowded day at Target as the two were joined by more than 200 children who were matched with uniformed ...

‘Shop With a Cop’ pairs officers with record number of San Jose students

Originally posted on the Mercury News SAN JOSE — For a couple of hours Wednesday, the Target store on Coleman Avenue was arguably the safest place in the South Bay when over 200 elementary school students each got their own police escorts for a holiday shopping spree, as a reward for improving their reading skills over the past fall. It marked the 12th annual signature event for Shop With a Cop Silicon Valley, which spends every year fundraising and motivating students in under-served communities in the South Bay, and aims to build early trust police among children in neighborhoods where the typical police presence involves critical or ...

220 Students Shop With A Cop

Annual Shop With a Cop Silicon Valley, the San Jose Police Department, and Target hosted a Heroes and Helpers Holiday Shopping Spree to help 220+ students from Los Arboles,  K. Smith, Gardner Academy, Clyde Arbuckle McKinley and Santee purchase holiday gifts for their families. The Annual Shop with a Cop "Heroes and Helpers Holiday Shopping Spree" had over 220 students from Los Arboles, McKinley, and Santee Elementary participate on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.  The day began with a Police Officer's and Children's Breakfast, followed by a convoy to the Target store on Coleman Avenue in San Jose.  Additional  families that were ...