Community Caring Stems from Coronado Homes and Officers
The holidays are filled with laughter and gratitude for those of us who live in Coronado and surrounding areas. They allow us time to sit back and watch in wonder as the spirit of giving comes to life so close to our Coronado homes. This blog post highlights a couple of those very special events and will make you proud to be a part of such a caring community.
Some very lucky children get to participate in the 19th Annual Shop With A Cop event this Saturday, December 1st! Co-hosted by our local law enforcement agencies, the San Diego Harbor and Coronado Police Departments, over 300 children will accompany local officers on a very special day that begins with breakfast and a private showing of “Christmas Tails” at SeaWorld. Following those activities, the kids will have an opportunity to spend $100 each at a holiday shopping spree at the Sports Arena Target, get their gifts wrapped at no charge, and have their picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. To see pictures from last year’s event or learn more, please click here.
The Coronado Police Department is also conducting a teddy bear (and other stuffed animal) drive to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. This collection effort was first started in 1991 by the Coronado Police and relies on residents of Coronado to bring smiles (through snuggles) to ill children during this holiday season. New stuffed toys with tags (since many of the children have compromised immune systems) can be brought from your Coronado homes to the Coronado Police Department through December 10th to make their journey to the kids on December 11th. Click here to find out more about how you can help in this effort.