Philanthropic foundation donates to support Tucson Police Officers Association’s Kids and Cops program
TUCSON, AZ (December 14, 2017) – The H.S. Lopez Family Foundation recently became a partner of the Tucson Police Officers Association (TPOA) Charitable Foundation, with a donation to the organization for its Kids and Cops Christmas event. Each year, TPOA takes as many as 300 kids to shop for toys and clothing they want and need. This year, the Kids and Cops Christmas event will take place at Super Target, 4040 N. Oracle Rd., on Saturday, December 16.
Starting at 8 a.m., uniformed police officers will begin shopping with children and their families, who are provided with a $100 gift card, for necessities and Christmas presents. The children are selected from the Head Start program and from actual police calls for service.
Immediately following the event, which ends at 12 p.m., each child will get their picture taken with the officer who assisted them and they’re given the photo as a keepsake. Kids also get to meet Santa and are treated to snacks, free gifts, and a raffle, all provided by Target.
For 15 years, the Kids and Cops Christmas event has provided positive and personal interaction between children and local police. Membership dues from TPOA help to cover most of the funding. The donation made by The H.S. Lopez Family Foundation will now help provide more children with gift cards.
“This is the first year we’re partnering with the TPOA, and we are very happy to be helping them,” said Humberto Lopez, founder of The H.S. Lopez Family Foundation. “It is a blessing to be able to bring the joy of the holidays to more children in Tucson and we hope other community partners will join us in supporting this worthy cause.”
The H.S. Lopez Family Foundation, which has a long history of funding community projects, encourages individuals and organizations to give their time and financial support in partnership with this great organization. Volunteers are greatly appreciated to help organize the event, and donations of any amount can be made to the TPOA by going to their website, TPOA.org.
For more information about The H.S. Lopez Family Foundation, visit TheHSLopezFamilyFoundation.org.
About The H.S. Lopez Family Foundation
The H.S. Lopez Family Foundation was created in 2004 by HSL Properties Inc. founder Humberto S. Lopez and his wife Czarina in order to support causes which improve quality of life for all. The vision of the foundation is to significantly change the lives of those in need. This passion of the Lopez family is something they hope will also inspire others to give back as well as join them in efforts of community service and support.