Originally published June 4 on the San Jose Mercury News
We have been witnesses to the police abuse by several rogue police officers in Minneapolis. I am disgusted as many of you are. They have tarnished the badge, and it will take years to heal and rebuild trust. San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia said it well while addressing police recruits, “The actions of one, impacts us all.”
As a retired veteran of the San Jose Police Department, I am truly saddened at the recent actions and violent protests across this country and in my beloved city. The destruction of ...
May 22, 2020 - Shop with a Cop SV in partnership with sjshipkits and the Disney magic of Storytelling distributed over 200 food kits and 300 Disney themed books to children in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Each food kits feeds a family of (4) for one week. This event took place at Los Arboles Elem. School in So. San Jose.
Our thanks to all the donors, corop. donors , police officers and numerous volunteers who helped out with this event.We can't do this alone. Donations for this program and ...
La Organización Shop With a Cop de Sillicon Valley busca que los pequeños de entre 5 y 12 años continúen practicando la lectura a pesar de no asistir a la escuela debido a la pandemia.
This week is National Read Across America, the birthday of Dr. Seuss (March 2nd). An initiative on reading created by the National Education Association. This awareness day calls all children and youth in every community across the United States to celebrate reading. It encourages them to read where ever they are.
Today your Shop With a Cop /Badges for Education was honored to be a part of this great event. We volunteered to read books to students and donated prizes to our adopted school “Santee Elementary”.These kids love to read and are on the path to ...
Originally from San Jose Spotlight
Darrell Cortez retired more than a decade ago from the San Jose
Police Department, so he isn’t fighting crime in the streets anymore.
But he is working on preventing crime before it starts — by investing in
Since 2007, Cortez and his wife, Alicia,
have operated the Shop with a Cop Foundation, which supports language
arts-based education in six San Jose schools. The foundation is best
known for its namesake December event at which students who perform well
in the Readers Are Leaders Campaign are ...
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.
was a crowded day at Target as ...
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 ...
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 ...
Help brighten a child's holiday season through a committed sponsorship for our 2019 Holiday Shopping Spree.
Donations can be mailed directly to Shop With A Cop through November 29. Download the pdf form and follow the instructions on the form.