Personal Reflection

donationWhile processing a huge stack of donations mailed in for the Skernivitz and Sabo families, I came across an envelope from Staten Island, New York. Chicken-scratched across the front was the Cleveland Police Foundation address with no return. Upon opening, I found a crudely folded piece of ripped grocery bag with a partial take-out receipt still hanging by a staple. Scribbled on the paper was “SKERNIVITZ + SABO FAMILIES” and stuffed inside were four crumpled dollar bills.

Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two very small copper coins. So He said, “‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all the others. They gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”

– Marilyn Jech


The Cleveland Police Foundation is the official charity for the Cleveland Division of Police and the only organization authorized to solicit charitable contributions on its behalf.

We provide funding for youth and community outreach programs, community policing and engagement initiatives, safety & crime prevention programs, and support the members of the Cleveland Division of Police to help them better perform their duties. Contributions to the CPF are tax deductible under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS Code.

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