Photos: Event Flyer\Ethical Society of Police
ST LOUIS, MO – Ethical Society of Police (ESOP) is partnering with Higher Heights Ministry to sponsor the sixth-annual Back To School Extravaganza, which will distribute more than 500 backpacks filled with school supplies to kids and families in the St. Louis metro area. The free event will take place at O’Fallon Park near the Boat House from 10am until 2pm on Saturday, August 19. School uniforms, shoes and socks as well as other school related supplies will also be distributed.
In addition, ESOP is partnering with the Department of Health to offer free COVID-19 vaccines on site. Anyone who receives a vaccine at the event on Saturday will receive a free bicycle or air conditioner, which were anonymously donated.
The event will also feature K-9 and Mounted Patrol demonstrations from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) as well as ice cream from the St. Louis Police Polar Patrol Ice Cream Truck.
At the event, the Mayor’s Office will feature a “Pop Up City Hall” with representatives from Neighborhood Stabilization, Planning Department, Treasurer’s Office, Department of Human Services, Personnel, Parks and Forestry, Streets, Board of Public Services, Register’s Office and Crime Victim’s Advocate, Juvenile Division and other city resources. This project by St. Louis’ Mayor, Tishaura Jones, brings core city agencies housed in City Hall to one central location in order to provide an opportunity for the community to easily access those services. Social distancing and face coverings will be enforced.
ABOUT THE ETHICAL SOCIETY OF POLICE (ESOP) CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
The Ethical Society of Police (ESOP) Charitable Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit and branch of the Ethical Society of Police, a police association with over 300 members. Founded in 1972 by African-American police officers to address race-based discrimination, ESOP works to cultivate and maintain police/community relations, increase diversity within police departments, and enhance accountability and professionalism in law enforcement. Today, almost every demographic is represented in our membership of commissioned and civilian employees of law enforcement agencies within St. Louis City and County. For more information, call (314) 690-3565, email [email protected] or visit www.esopstl.org. Donations can be made via PayPal to [email protected] or esopstl.org/donate.