COLMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To bring holiday cheer to local Bay Area underprivileged children, the Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs’ Charitable Foundation, is hosting their 10th annual Shop with a Deputy Sheriff event on Tuesday, December 10th from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Target store in Colma (5001 Junipero Serra Blvd., Colma, CA). 250 well-deserving Bay Area children were selected from the Children’s Council of San Francisco (www.childrenscouncil.org) and the Community Youth Center of San Francisco (www.cycsf.org).
The Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs’ Charitable Foundation will provide transportation for the children for their shopping spree where each child will receive $200 to shop tax-free for warm winter clothes, as well as holiday gifts and other needed items on their lists. Each child will team up with a Deputy or a community volunteer to help them shop. Golden State Warriors legend and community ambassador, Alvin Attles, the Golden State Warrior Girls, and the San Francisco Fire Chief, Joanne Hayes-White have been invited as community volunteers.
Since 2004, the Shop with a Deputy Sheriff event has fulfilled holiday dreams of over 2,500 local Bay Area children who are at a disadvantage, and the numbers continue to grow. The annual event is made possible from the partnerships between the business community and law enforcement. The shopping experience demonstrates to the children that someone cares for their welfare and development by teaming up with a deputy or a community volunteer. The Foundation has been fortunate to follow several children from past events and seen the children graduate high school and have been told by the children that the Deputy Sheriffs’ programs gave them the incentives and encouragement to do better in school and in life.
About the Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs’ Charitable Foundation
The Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs’ Charitable Foundation (www.deputysheriffsfoundation.org) provides financial support for prevention programs that serve the underprivileged and vulnerable youth in the Bay Area by assisting disadvantaged children in securing school supplies and clothing, and other programs that seek to prevent youth from turning to a life of crime. The Foundation also supports programs that protect the seniors from abuse and neglect, and medical research that will help save lives.