Supported Charities

Helping Us To Better Serve our Community

Each year we strive to donate not only monetarily, but our time and volunteer hours throughout the community to benefit numerous charities, groups and national organizations. Please feel free to join our mission by volunteering or make a donation to our association so WE CAN CONTINUE our community outreach. Be sure and sign up for our e-newsletter to receive information about our events, updates and latest news.

Lt. Frank Greene Memorial Foundation

On October 12, 1954, Lt. Frank Greene was killed in the line of duty while conducting a traffic stop in the 600 block of Orange Avenue of a suspicious vehicle. Unknown to Lt. Greene, the subjects in the vehicle were planning a robbery. During the traffic stop, a struggled ensued and Lt. Greene was shot and killed by one of the occupants. The three suspects in the vehicle were subsequently arrested. Two of the three suspects were convicted of Lt. Greene's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Lieutenant Frank Greene was an eighteen year veteran of the Coronado Police Department. Lt. Frank Greene, you will never be forgotten.

Rady's Children's Hospital Teddy Bear Drive

The Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Drive began in1990, when Officer Brian Hardy from the Coronado Police Department was on a routine follow up call at Rady Children’s Hospital. Navigating the halls of the hospital, Brian got lost looking for an exit when he noticed a bin marked “Toy Donations.” The nearly empty bin inspired Brian to take action, so he purchased 12 teddy bears with his own money and donated them to Rady Children’s.

Special Olympics - Law Enforcement Torch Run

LETR began in 1981 when Wichita, Kansas, Police Chief Richard LaMunyon created the Torch Run. He thought the Torch Run would help law enforcement be active in the community and support Special Olympics Kansas. In 1983, Chief LaMunyon presented the program to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). They decided to endorse Torch Run and became the “Founding Law Enforcement Organization.” With the IACP’s support, LETR became the movement's largest public awareness and fundraising group for Special Olympics.

Shop with a Cop

Shop with a Cop provides a fun filled day for a number of children in need while creating positive relationships with law enforcement. This unique December shopping experience assists children and can deter them from choosing a life of crime or violence. The participating children are identified by schools, churches, youth organizations, and social services agencies.
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