August 2023 Newsletter: Student’s Kit Donation Ignites Wave of Community Outreach

August 2023 - The Partner

August’s Cleveland Police Foundation newsletter centers around a benevolent act by college student Ian McKenna, whose donation of 500 “Street Survival” Kits creates a ripple of community support and engagement. This initiative exemplifies the ongoing endeavors to foster a harmonious relationship between Cleveland Police and the community.

The newsletter also highlights:

  • A recap by Ian McKenna of the Homeless Survival Kit Fundraiser, narrating the successful collaboration to provide essential kits to the homeless, fostering positive interactions between the police and the community.
  • Emotional narratives from the Heroes Fund section, extending support to officers facing adversities, reiterating the importance of community backing.
  • Patrol Officer Hunter Goon’s touching act of kindness, bringing a smile to a grieving young girl’s face, highlighting the compassionate side of policing.
  • The admirable beautification effort by Dale and Julie Heyink of Puritas Nursery, adding a refreshing touch to the Third District premises, much to the appreciation of the personnel.
  • The heartfelt initiative of the Cleveland Police Mounted Unit Charitable Trust, showcasing the century-old bond between officers and their equine partners, and its positive impact on community relations.
  • The NOBLE Youth Leadership Forum, a venture of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, fostered interactions between area teens and Cleveland Police, with a generous MCPC donation enhancing the event.

These stories reflect the collaborative efforts and the shared aspiration of creating a safer, supportive, and more engaged community. Dive into these uplifting narratives and discover the numerous ways individuals and the Cleveland Police Foundation are making a difference by reading the full newsletter here.


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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