Transworld Business Advisors of Houston sponsors Back to School Shopping Program!
Houston Metro Fraternal Order of Police hosts the 2019 Annual Back to School Shopping Program.
The Houston Metro Area Police Foundation is a non-profit charity organization, founded by local police officers, working for the mutual benefit of Law Enforcement and the community. Since its inception, the foundation has worked to develop and support projects which contribute to the quality of life for the citizens of Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery County areas.
The purpose of the event is to foster positive relationships between youth and officers. Young kids, K - 6th grade are selected every new academic school year to purchase items required for school, including backpacks, clothing, jackets, and school supplies.
During this event, each child is given money to spend, typically between $200-$250 depending on the size of the child's immediate family. Approximately 1-2 children are assigned to each police personnel, who then escorts them around the store and assists in selecting appropriate school items as needed. After shopping, the children will have a meal with an officer and get an opportunity to ride in a police cruiser.
The benefits of the program are multi-faceted. This program hopes to:
- Break down the barriers between the community and the police with the intent of developing a better and more trusting relationship.
- Increase student’s confidence in appearance (with their new fancy school gear) to free them from forms of bullying and peer pressure allowing for a positive school experience.
Programs like these could not be made possible without the help of community volunteers and donations. A special thank you to Transworld Business Advisors of Houston for their gracious gift in sponsoring four children this year.
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