Each year, SWACSV hosts at-risk; disenfranchised children for a shopping spree at a local Target store. The selected students earn their way through perfect attendance in school and participation in the Readers are Leaders reading campaign.
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley depends heavily on volunteers from the community to assist with the different components of making the shopping spree successful.
- Registration check-in helpers
- Santa’s helpers
- Gift wrappers
- Goody bag distribution helpers
- Check-out helpers and more
More importantly, however, are the law enforcement officers who volunteer their time for the holiday shopping spree and Operation Backpack events. They are the most integral part to the success and uniqueness of the programs SWACSV offers. The officers represent various agencies in the community such as, Campbell PD, CHP, District Attorney’s Office Investigators, Emeryville Police, Foothill/De Anza College Police, FBI, Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 52, Los Altos PD, Los Gatos PD, Milpitas PD, Redwood City PD, SJPD, SJPD Communications, SJPD Reserves, San Jose/Evergreen Community College District Police, San Jose State Police, Santa Clara County Correctional Officers’ Association, Santa Clara County Sheriffs Reserves, and West Valley College Police.