Redwood City police plan to hand out 500 Slurpee coupons to local children and youth as part of the 7-Eleven Operation Chill community-service program.
Each year for the past 23 years, 7-Eleven has partnered with law enforcement agencies to help boost positive interactions between police and youth. This year, up to 1.4 million Slurpee coupons will be given to nearly 1,100 law enforcement agencies, including 500 for Redwood City.
Redwood City police said they use the coupons to reward youth in the community for good deeds, constructive activities and acts of kindness. Helping others, deterring crime or participating in community or police-sponsored events count. Youth who earn them can use them to receive a free small Slurpee at participating 7-Eleven stores.
“The Redwood City Police Department is always looking for ways to encourage and support our personnel in building strong relationships with the community we serve,” Chief Dan Mulholland said in a statement. “Operation Chill supports us in this endeavor by providing an easy way for us to interact with kids in a positive way. We are excited about the program and we get as much joy out of distributing the coupons as the kids do when they receive them.”