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San Jose Police Department and Target will Host a Holiday Shopping Event on 12-4-19
Filed under Press Release, on 12/2/2019 4:57:00 PM by Author: Webmaster.


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Annual Shop With a Cop.  The San Jose Police Department and Target will host a Heroes and Helpers Holiday Shopping Spree to help 200 children from six local elementary schools purchase holiday gifts for their families.


San Jose Police Department and 200+ deserving children.  A uniformed police officer will chaperone each child. 


Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 7:00 AM


Police officer's and children’s Breakfast: 1350 N. 1st Street (Holiday Inn) San Jose, CA 95112
Target Store 533 Coleman Ave. San Jose, CA 95110 (shopping spree)



DETAILS:  The Annual Shop with a Cop "Heroes and Helpers Holiday Shopping Spree" for underserved youth will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.  The day will begin with a Police Officer's and Children's Breakfast, followed by a convoy to the Target store on Coleman Avenue in San Jose.  The convoy will arrive at Target at approximately 9:30 AM.

Since 2009, the Shop with a Cop Foundation Silicon Valley has hosted hundreds of underserved children for a holiday shopping spree with local Bay Area police officers. For many of the children, this special opportunity becomes the only holiday experience they will have.

This program is conducted in cooperation with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies nationwide. With a uniformed police officer by their side during the shopping spree, each child will receive a $150.00 Target gift card to shop for gifts for themselves or their family. The goal is to humanize the people behind the badge so that children can grow up trusting the police.

Funding for Shop with a Cop was provided by a grant from Target Corporation, the San Jose Police Foundation, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, Dave Cortese, Susan Ellenberg, Coastal Lumber, Sereno Group 1% for Good Charitable Foundation, Latino Giving Circle, Brandenburg Family Foundation, local businesses, fundraisers, and private donations.

People wishing to make a donation so more children may participate, can mail them to: P.O. Box 8003, San Jose, CA 95155 Checks made payable to Shop with a Cop Foundation SV or at via PayPal.

For additional information please contact:

  • Darrell Cortez, Executive Director of Shop with a Cop Foundation SV: (669) 226-2663
  • Franklin Mckinley School Dist. Yelitza Peña – Dir. Of Community Relations: (408) 283-6259
  • Target Media Hotline: (612)696-3400  


BY: David Bartholomew #1085N  AUTHORIZED BY: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103
DATE: 12/2/2019 TIME: 2:00 PM DATE: 12/2/2019 TIME: 2:00 PM


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