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One year into the pandemic, hunger is more pervasive than ever among households throughout the Bay Area and California. Widespread, devastating layoffs have left millions of people scrimping to pay for basic necessities. Desperation is especially high among the economically challenged areas of San Jose. The number of people facing instability and job loss is just staggering. Our foundation is responding to an unprecedented demand for emergency food. For vulnerable populations, covering basic, everyday expenses can be a constant struggle. Helping at-risk individuals and families cover these costs of basic necessities not only meets their needs but ...
Read what our students are saying about Shop with a Cop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4vhWB7SncY&feature=youtu.be
San Jose, CA, August 25, 2020 –Shop with a Cop of Foundation of Silicon Valleyis proud to announce it has been selected as a 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year by CA Assembly member Kansen Chu. Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley is one of over a hundred other nonprofits that will be honored by their state senators and Assembly members for their tremendous contributions to the communities they serve. Shop with a Cop Foundation SV fosters continued mutual respect between law enforcement and the communities they serve through engendering trust in the communities and to have children see police officers through a positive lens. We ...
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 property and senseless lawlessness has brought our communities to its knees. In ...
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. https://youtu.be/PWh8AwLZW7w 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 future events are accepted all year long.
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 great things!