Dec 3, 2023
LVMPD Foundation News
Las Vegas, December 03, 2023 – As Christmas quickly approaches, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is holding its annual Santa Cops Initiative, and the LVMPD Foundation invites the community to support the event, which was designed to bring the joy of toys, as well as much needed necessities, to hundreds of children in need. Beyond the festive cheer of the holidays, Santa Cops serves a higher purpose -- to forge positive connections between children and law enforcement officers, fostering a sense of trust and understanding.
The true magic of Santa Cops is made possible through the generosity of community members who support the LVMPD Foundation. Siena Italian Authentic Trattoria and Deli, co-owned by Antonio Accornero and Chef Giancarlo Bomparola, continued the tradition of supporting the LVMPD by hosting a “Mom and Me” brunch on Sunday, specifically benefitting Santa Cops. Siena partnered with Fabulous Shoe Night, a social and networking group that raises money to help charities, and FSN Las Vegas Chapter Leader Carolyn Streva once again organized this year’s brunch. “Each year, Metro officers use money raised from events such as Fabulous Shoe Night to take an underprivileged child on a holiday shopping spree,” explained Streva. “Oftentimes, these are the only holiday gifts these children will receive.”
Sunday’s event was attended by philanthropists of all ages who are committed to giving back to those in need. Two LVMPD officers also visited to talk about the importance of building relationships between law enforcement officers and members of the community. “The Santa Cops Initiative holds the power to impact public safety, humanize the badge, and uplift the communities where Metro protects and serves,” said Officer Deb. “Alleviating families’ financial burdens and providing essential resources, especially during the holiday season, is an opportunity for the police to demonstrate care and commitment to safer, more harmonious neighborhoods.”
Donations make the event possible and contribute to a broader narrative of public safety, community unity, and the humanization of law enforcement. Together, we can amplify the magic of the season and positively influence the perception of law enforcement in our communities. To donate, visit: https://lvmpdfoundation.org/santa-cops/
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