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Shop with a Cop SV chosen as a 2020 Nonprofit of the Year by CA State Assembly member Kansen Chu

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 ...

Shop with a Cop SV Operation Backpack 2020 Video


Opinion: Relationships are key to rebuilding trust in police

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 ...

Shop with a Cop & sjshipkits distribute 200+ food kits and 300 Disney themed books

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.

Miles de libros son distribuidos para niños en San José

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.

Santee Elementary Student Awards

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Read Across America at Santee Elementary

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!

Retired police officer Darrell Cortez boosts literacy in San Jose schools

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 children’s education. 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 rewarded with a big shopping trip to purchase holiday gifts for their families. ...

‘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 ...