The Aurora Police Association is an organization that is dedicated to serving those who protect. With that philosophy is mind; we believe we can make a difference in our community as well. Through our newly formed foundation, the “Aurora Police Association Charitable Foundation” donations are solicited from the local businesses and citizens. Those donations directly benefit the less fortunate children in our neighborhoods through two yearly events – Shop with a Cop Back to School and Shop with a Cop Holiday Event.
These two programs pair a locally disadvantaged child with a police officer and together they purchase much needed clothing, school supplies and during the holidays, gifts for themselves and family. These children and their families are carefully screened and selected by law enforcement, the district attorneys office and local ministries.
In partnership with an area Wal-Mart, we began by sponsoring 50 children in our first annual Shop with a Cop. In the latest event during the 2016 holidays, we were able to sponsor over one hundred children. Each Shop with a Cop experience is more heart warming than the previous one. The excitement of the children and officers alike is inspiring. We believe supporting our communities will continue to strengthen the bond between police and the neighborhoods we strive to protect.