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Newsletter - December 2016

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Dear Friends,
 
Wishing our Cleveland Police Foundation and Law Enforcement Families a Season filled with Peace and Joy, and a special prayer for the safety of all our first responders and military who risk their lives to protect ours.
 
The Cleveland Police Foundation has been busy this year working with the community, namely in the area of youth, community outreach and engagement activities, these activities have greatly raised positive awareness about the mission of the CPD, its members and the CPF. 
 
It is due to the collective effort of all that the CPF mission of strengthening the bonds between our police officers and the community is being achieved. 
 
Please remember the Cleveland Police Foundation as you plan your year end giving. Your generosity makes it possible for us to continue to pursue the goals of our mission, and for that we, are most grateful.
 
Cleveland Police helped spread some Christmas Cheer
thanks to a big donation from a secret Santa.
A lifelong Clevelander, who wanted to remain anonymous, says he was inspired to help the people of this great city, but also help mend the relationship between police and the communities they serve.
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Ballistic Vests Donated to Cleveland Police Canine Unit
Police Chief Calvin D. Williams and Executive Director Chas W. Lane, Jr., of the Cleveland Police Foundation are proud to announce that funding for the purchase of ballistic vests for the Cleveland Police Canine Unit has been generously donated by A. Ripepi and Sons Funeral Homes, Inc., located in Cleveland and Middleburg Heights, and by SRT K9 Unit.

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Changing of the Guard at the CPF
 
On November 17, 2016, the CPF Board of Directors elected a new leadership team, as term limits necessitated a change in the President's position. 
 
0n this day, Mr. Thomas K. Stone, who dutifully served as President during the first nine years of the organization's birth and growth from "a fledgling" to the bonafide official charity of the Cleveland Division of Police passed the gavel to newly-elected President, Mr. Grant Dinner.
 
Congratulations to the new Executive Committee: Grant Dinner, President; James Craciun, VP; Marcia Nolan, Secretary; and Woods King, III, Treasurer.
 
The entire board and staff wishes all the best to outgoing President Thomas K. Stone and extends its sincere appreciation for his service to furthering the CPF's mission. We're happy to report that Tom has decided to remain with the CPF and continue to share his knowledge and experience as a member of the board in support of its mission.
The Cleveland Police Foundation and the women served by the Norma Herr Women's Center want to thank Save-a-lot for thinking of them and others in need during the holiday season!! Save-alot and it's customers donate Holiday Gift grocery bags to those in need in Cleveland.

The wonderful and generous staff at Skylight Financial Group gathered close to 1500 toys for Cleveland Police and the Cleveland Police Foundation on Thursday evening. Skylight threw a toy drive bash at their penthouse suite to thank all the donors. Even Santa made the trip from the North Pole just to say thank you!! These toys will be distributed throughout Cleveland to needy children and families by Cleveland Police officers and through community organizations. The Cleveland Police Foundation and Cleveland Police want to thank Jeff, Jonathan, Mark, Michelle, Amy, Paul, and all of the staff at Skylight for investing in CPF and in our community!!

Some Cleveland Police officers who went above and beyond to save a dog's life, are set to be honored for their actions.

Officers Sean Coleman, Eric Hageman, Dan O’Malley, Ken Ryan and Detective Sean Smith were Edna Sutton's answered prayer when they pulled up and found Edna

"Visibly shaken, saying her dog Daphne had fallen in the sewer," said Officer Ryan.

"I just heard this big splash and I couldn't see her and I panicked,” says Sutton.

Ryan says “Daphne was on a rock and the water was just flying past her." Read more

In keeping with the long standing tradition of Cleveland Police Officers helping those less fortunate during the holiday season, the Cleveland Police Athletic League hosted it’s 6th Annual Cleveland Police/ Children’s Holiday Party held at Cleveland Public Hall. Read more...
On Sunday, December 4, 2016 the 10th Annual City of Cleveland Gun Buyback was held at the 3rd District Headquarters. This program allows the city to dispose of unwanted operable firearms transported by citizens in a safe, secure, and anonymous manner who then will receive gift cards from True North Shell, and Dave’s Market  then leave with the knowledge that these weapons will not fall into the wrong hands. Read more..



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THERE IS STILL TIME TO PURCHASE YOUR RNC MERCHANDISE ~  Chief Calvin Williams designated the Cleveland Police Foundation (CPF) as the official vendor of the 2016 CPD RNC Commemorative Badge and related items.
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Hundreds of people who might have done without a Thanksgiving dinner were treated to warm meals delivered by Cleveland police officers themselves. Read more..

 
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