Please see the photos below and see the progress on the up-fit of the custom Operation Sweet Reads truck (combination ice cream truck and bookmobile) that is being developed by the Winston-Salem Police Foundation! These photos are from the week of 04/09/2018.
We are extremely excited to let everyone know that the “Operation Sweet Reads” vehicle has been delivered to Spevco to begin the up-fitting process! We will be posting regular updates on the progress of the truck on this website and on the WSPF Facebook page.
The Board of the WSPF is humbled and honored to be selected by The Chronicle as the recipient of the Special Recognition Award!
We have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside Winston-Salem Police Department staff, community partners and the youth of our city. We will continue to work hard to facilitate building relationships between law enforcement and the community we serve. A special thank you to all of the businesses and individuals who have supported the Foundation over the last 2 1/2 years. We’ll see you March 24 at the Community Service Awards Banquet!
In December of 2017, the Winston-Salem Police Department held a promotional ceremony for several personnel at BB&T Ballpark in downtown. The ranks awarded ranged from Corporal to Assistant Chief. The Winston-Salem Police Foundation was proud to support this momentous occasion by supplying all of the official promotion plaques for each officer. The Board of the Foundation is proud and thankful to each of these officers for their hard work and dedication to our community.
As you consider a gift this #GivingTuesday, we invite you to consider the WInston-Salem Police Foundation! Being a newer non-profit in Winston-Salem, we are eager to share the good news about the positive impact your partnership is having in our city. The” Operation Sweet Reads” program is well under way, you can learn more about this project here: http://ow.ly/SlRj30gLh8w
The Winston-Salem Police and Fire Departments Toy Drive is coming up December 4-8 at two local WalMart locations- Peters Creek Pkway and Hanes Mill Road. Citizens are encouraged to “pack the patrol car” and “fill the fire truck” with toys for local children during the holidays. You can stop by from 10:00am- 2:00pm each day.
We were extremely pleased to welcome over 3,000 people to BB&T Ballpark on October 21 for the second annual Winston-Salem Police Foundation Movie Night! In addition to cash donations, the WSPF also collected blankets for the Downtown Bike Patrol Blanket Drive and canned goods for Second Harvest Food Bank. To see photos from this fun event, please click here.
John Railey, the Journal Editorial Page Editor, featured the Winston-Salem Police Foundation in the September 10th Op/Ed of the Winston-Salem Journal. The piece highlights the Foundation’s newest initiative, Operation Sweet Reads.
In part, Scott Sewell, WSPF Board President, spoke of the potential impact of the Sweet Reads vehicle.
“He has introduced his son to some of the officers. “There are a lot of other kids that, for whatever reason, they’re afraid of police officers. But wouldn’t it be great if years from now you had a story about this Sweet Reads program, about a kid who became a police officer because of the connections he or she made through it?”
To read the full Journal Op/Ed, please click here.
To make a donation to the WSPF Operation Sweet Reads program, please click here.
The Winston-Salem Dash, in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Police Foundation, are proud to announce a free Movie Night at BB&T Ballpark on Saturday, October 21. Gates open at 5 p.m., with the hit movie Sing beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Admission to this event is free to the public; however, donations of cash or blankets are strongly encouraged for all attendees. All donations will go to the Winston-Salem Police Foundation, a non-profit, independent organization dedicated to enhancing the capacity of the Winston-Salem Police Department to be more effective in improving public safety. The Foundation focuses on community outreach, funding and raising resources to assist the Police Department in making Winston-Salem a safer place to live, work and enjoy life.
“We always enjoy bringing members of the police department and community together to create conversations about how we can continue to improve public safety in Winston-Salem,” said Scott Sewell, President of the Winston-Salem Police Foundation. “BB&T Ballpark provides a perfect atmosphere for a fun-filled evening of learning and socializing.”
There will be free parking for all attendees, and concession stands throughout the facility will have food and beverages available for purchase. No outside food or beverage is permitted. The Kids Zone will also be open for free on Saturday, with several free carnival games featured on the concourse as well. Before the movie, district representatives of the Winston-Salem Police Department will have their various vehicles on display, including police cars, motorcycles, bike patrol bicycles and rescue/hazardous device vehicles. Members of the K-9 unit will be in attendance as well.