Dale and Julie Heyink of Puritas Nursery Honored as Cleveland Police Foundation’s Community Partner of the Month

Puritas Nursery owners Dale and Julie Heyink enhance the work environment for Third District personnel, earning July 2023’s Community Partner of the Month recognition.

CPOM July 2023 Puritas Nursery

In an effort to improve morale, Third District personnel attempted to beautify their workplace. The supervisors reached out to the Cleveland Police Foundation’s Board Chair Dick Clough, who in turn contacted Dale and Julie Heyink, owners of Puritas Nursery, who are long-time supporters of Dick’s “Tour of Good Cheer” event now in its 39th year.

Dale and Julie did not hesitate to provide ten planters pre-planted with flowers that were placed at the entrance to the Third District, and mulch distributed around the district flagpoles.

When approached for comment Third District Captain Tim Maffo-Judd stated, “Since the pots and mulch have been in place, police, fire and EMS personnel have overwhelmingly vocalized the positive change making a big difference as they enter the building allowing all of us to start our workday feeling good.”

It should also be noted that Puritas Nursery also helped the First District spruce up the outside of their building.

It is because of their support for our CPD Officers and the “Tour of Good Cheer ” event that the Cleveland Police Foundation is proud and honored to name Dale and Julie Heyink of Puritas Nursery our Community Partner of the Month for July 2023. 

~ Bob Guttu, CPF

(Nominated by Third District Captain Tim Maffo-Judd and CPF Board Chair Dick Clough)


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.

Donate Here

Thank you for supporting the mission of the CPF.