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Shop With A Cop To Distribute Books to Students at Los Arboles Elementary on 5-22-20
Filed under Press Release, on 5/19/2020 1:44:00 PM by Author: Webmaster.

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WHAT: Book Distribution  
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley, San Jose Police Department, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, California Highway Patrol, San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Police Department, Foothill-DeAnza Community College District Police Department, Elected Officials, Corporate Partners from MeriWest Credit Union, Bank of America, Premier One Credit Union and ABC7 News           
Friday, May 22, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (curbside pick-up) 
 Los Arboles Elementary School, 455 Los Arboles Street, San Jose, CA 



San Jose, CA - On Friday, May 22, 2020, the Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley (SWACF), along with local law enforcement, elected officials, corporate leaders, and community volunteers will be at Los Arboles Elementary School in San Jose distributing new reading books to over 300 students. To date, through a generous donation from ABC7/Disney and the Magic of Storytelling, the non-profit has distributed over 3000 books to local children in need.

The SWACF mission is to foster better relations between the police and the community. This is a confusing time for youngsters. All of us at SWACF hope these resources will send a clear message to children that although they may feel isolated, there are people who are thinking of them and who continue to look out for them.
Keeping minds sharp during such a long break from school is vital to prevent a backward slide in literacy and critical thinking skills. Staff and parents have been extremely grateful to receive Shop with a Cop’s literary treasure. Darrell Cortez, Executive Director of SWACF said, "We are pleased to participate in providing students with these wonderful books. Our local police officers want to help. We need to show police officers in a positive light. SWACF is about calming fears and building trust in the community." 

People wishing to make a tax deductible donation to help other children can mail checks or money orders to: Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley, P.O. Box 8003, San Jose, CA 95155. Please make checks payable to Shop with a Cop Foundation SV or via PayPal at  

For additional information, please contact:
  • Darrell Cortez at 669-226-2663 or 


BY: David Bartholomew #1085N AUTHORIZED BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936
DATE: 05/19/2020 TIME: 1:30 PM DATE: 05/19/2020 TIME: 1:30 PM


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