A point of pride for PLEA and its membership is our charities section. PLEA Charities began as a way for the membership to provide for our families in times of unforeseen need. Since the creation of PLEA Charities, it has expanded to a point where the membership can now provide for our brothers and sisters in other agencies, as well as families in our community.
Many of the events PLEA organizes directly benefit PLEA Charities, such as the annual Fallen Officer Memorial Golf Classic and the Police Officers’ Ball. Events such as these allow PLEA to continue hosting Christmas Shop With a Cop and our Back-to-School program, which provide for our community’s children. PLEA is also often invited to other charitable events where those organizers want to share with PLEA Charities to specifically provide for the membership.
PLEA Charities also allows a path for people and organizations that want to donate or offer services to officers. Recently, we have been impressed with the continued support by our community for the Moldovan family. Not only does this support prove what we have always known, that the majority of Phoenix stands with its police department, but it also demonstrates the concern our community has for us and our families.
Members can always recommend a recipient of PLEA Charities. Whether it is a fellow officer or someone encountered during the work shift, call the PLEA office and speak to a Board member about the circumstances of the charitable donation. Should you want to donate to PLEA Charities, call the office and a member services representative can help you set up a recurring amount or a one-time donation. And as always, your full donation is used as a charitable donation. You can also visit pleacharities.org for more information or to donate online.