Annapolis Shop With a Cop 2020

Annapolis Shop With a Cop 2020

From Jack Papaleonti

"Annapolis Shop With a Cop" strives to build an indelible bridge of trust between at-risk children and members of our law enforcement community. Sponsor: The Annapolis Optimist Club.

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Update #7

5 months ago

Sending a big THANK YOU to our amazing community. We managed to more than surpass our 2020 goal of $5000.00! Despite the Pandemic, we were able to create a happy holiday for 34 children! We are now accepting donations for our 2021 campaign. Help us get a grand headstart! https://fundly.com/annapolis-shop-with-a-cop-2021

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Shop With A Cop is a cherished annual event supported by the Annapolis Optimist Club. We have re-imagined the day to keep it safe for both the children and members of our law enforcement community.

Here is how the event will work this year....

Local schools will each select two deserving children to participate in our "Shop with a Cop" program. The children will provide us with a shopping list and we will do the shopping online for each child. Volunteers (socially distanced in our conference room) will wrap all the gifts as well as create a special backpack for each child.  Members of the law enforcement community will deliver the backpack and gifts to each child's home. This year we hope to give 30 children a magical holiday experience!! Our target goal is $5000!

Thank you in advance for helping The Annapolis Optimist Club bring joy to a group of very special children during the holidays.  Your gift -- no matter how large or small -- can make a huge difference in a child's life.  

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Jack Papaleonti posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #8

Sending a big THANK YOU to our amazing community. We managed to more than surpass our 2020 goal of $5000.00! Despite the Pandemic, we were able to create a happy holiday for 34 children! We are now accepting donations for our 2021 campaign. Help us get a grand headstart! https://fundly.com/annapolis-shop-with-a-cop-2021

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Jack Papaleonti posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #7

To all of our amazing 2020 "Shop With a Cop" donors:

We surpassed our goal of $5,000 and are truly humbled by this level of support. We cannot thank you enough for helping to create such a special day for 34 kids. Even though COVID pre-empted us from having our usual celebration, we were still able to include some of the favorite elements of the day.

We raised $5,753 and the donations are still coming in! Needless to say, we could not put on this event without your kindness and support. As a treat, we thought that we would share with you a special moment from this morning.

With my deepest gratitude,
Jack Papaleonti

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Jack Papaleonti posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #6

Hello Everyone,

The elves are getting ready to load up Santa's sleigh! Due to your overwhelming generosity, we are able to deliver gifts to 33 Annapolis children this year! The deliveries will begin this Saturday, Dec 5 and continue throughout next week. Thank you again for everything!

Warmly,
Jack Papaleonti, The Optimist Club

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5 months ago

Update #5

Good Afternoon–

We are overwhelmed by the generosity and excitement for our re-imagined "Shop With a Cop" 2020 program. Great news! The wrapping has begun and we have been able to add three more kids to this year's program due to your amazing support. We have exceeded our $5000 goal by $189.00! And, we still have 5 more days to go!

Thank you so much for everything that you’ve done. We look forward to sharing images of happy kids when the first responders start making their way to the children's homes. Please know - We could not do this without the support of our incredible community.

Warm regards,
Jack Papaleonti, The Optimist Club

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5 months ago

Update #4

We are sending a special "Thank You" to you and all of our corporate sponsors for Annapolis Shop With a Cop 2020. Due to your generous support, we are just $500 from our goal and we have 8 DAYS to go! This is so exciting. Thank you! Thank you!

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Jack Papaleonti posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #3

We are excited to announce that we have joined forces with the Annapolis Police Foundation this year to help us spread the word about "Annapolis Shop With a Cop." We are so very grateful for their support and fundraising expertise. As of today, we are about 80% of the way to our goal with just 11 days remaining. Please continue to spread the word about "Annapolis Shop with a Cop." We could not do this without the loving help and support of our community. Thank you for bringing joy to 30 deserving kids!

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Jack Papaleonti posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #2

The continued support of family, friends and colleagues has been absolutely amazing. We are officially more than 1/3 of the way to our goal of $5000 with 14 days remaining. Please continue to spread the word about "Annapolis Shop with a Cop." We could not do this without the help and support of our community.

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