Giving to Special Olympics in the 12th and 14th Districts: Cops and donuts, perfect!


This is what generosity for Special Olympics Illinois looks like in the 14th District*

Officers from the 12th and 14th Chicago Police Department Districts, as well as 15 other districts in Chicago and more than 200 throughout Illinois, went atop Dunkin' Donuts roof tops for the 15th year, raising funds for the Special Olympics on Fri., May 19. 


12th Distirct Officers Paris Edwards, Niki Papadopoulos, Louis Crespo and Lisa Barraco atop the Madison Ave. Dunkin' Donuts

Last year, Chicago Police efforts brought in more than $35,000 during the one-day event and this year's goal is  over $40,000. 


Truck driver stops to donate to this 14th District Officer*

A good start in meeting that goal is the 14th District. "Everyone was very generous this year," says Sergeant Adam Henkels. "We sold out of everything by 9:15 and collected 2,000 dollars." 

Also having sold out of all their merchandise including tee-shirts and mugs, the 12th District officers' efforts produced $1,313.50. Sergeant Clas says, "Glad to participate and help out all the kids." 

Each year, officers try attracting and convincing people to donate in unique ways. They've stood amid cars and trucks, on top of vehicles and even danced with donuts and cups. 


Sgt. Henkels with Officers Carlos Diaz and Seth Wiselogel*

This year their creativity was somewhat stifled by the on and off again rain and cold temperatures. They did carry on their work indoors, handing out a free donut coupon to each donor.

The Dunkin' Donuts that was "home" for the 12th was 1519 W. Madison Ave., while 2565 W. Fullerton Ave. was home base for the 14th. 

Both Districts and Special Olympics say thank you to all those who donated. If you were unable to donate in person, Special Olympics Illinois donations may be given on their website.


Dunkin' Donuts on Fullerton*

 *Photos from 14th Police District




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