The Philadelphia Police Foundation Proudly Announces Police Appreciation Month

Sep 1 2009

Police Appreciation Month invites the city to rally around the needs of the Philadelphia Police Department and raise funds while supporting local businesses and having fun, too.

“The Department is extremely grateful for the generous participation of local businesses,” said Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey. “This is an excellent opportunity for the community to partner with us and support the brave men and women who serve this great city.”

September 14-20

Stop by the Reading Terminal Market (12th and Arch Streets) and sample a “blue plate special” from over 35 participating merchants. Portion of each blue plate sale will be donated to the Philadelphia Police Foundation. Donation boxes will also be placed at merchant stands and an exciting raffle of gifts from various stores will take place all week. For just $1 a chance, you can try your luck for a great prize and help raise money and awareness for the Foundation and the Force. While in the Market, stop by Philbert, the piggybank in the Center Court seating area, and drop in your loose change. All proceeds from Philbert will be donated to the Foundation during the entire month of September.

The campaign kicked off at 9 AM on September 14, with ‘Breakfast with the Commissioner’ – a gathering of officers, dignitaries (DA Lynne Abraham, members of City Council, the Commissioner), and the public. The Commissioner shook hands, took pictures and talked openly about the state of the Police Department and great strides in crime reduction over the past year. “Reading Terminal Market and its merchants have always enjoyed an excellent relationship with our city’s police officers, and we are honored and delighted to show our support during Police Appreciation Month,” said Paul Steinke, General Manager of Reading Terminal Market. for more information.

September 21-26

Visit Table 31 and The Plaza restaurants at The Comcast Center (1701 JFK Blvd) and feast for a great cause! The restaurants will feature their own version of a “blue plate special” item on the lunch and dinner menus. $3 from every cavatelli dish – Chef Chris Scarduzio’s homemade Italian pasta at Table 31 – and $3 from every thin-crust delectable pizza at The Plaza will be donated to the Foundation.

“Supporting and helping to better protect the Philadelphia Police Department, which makes our city safer, is of utmost importance to us,” said Chef Chris Scarduzio, Owner Table 31 and The Plaza restaurants. “It is an honor to salute these brave officers.” for reservations or simply stop by.

September 28 – October 3

Shop Boyds Philadelphia (1818 Chestnut Street) and help the men and women in blue while you dress for success. Boyds will generously donate $10 to the Foundation for every suit, blazer or jacket sold during the week.

“Philadelphia has a strong sense of community with a great quality of life and is a desirable place to live and work. This is due, in large part, to the efforts of the men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department who play an essential role in the vitality and growth of this city. This is why we are proud to support the Philadelphia Police and its Foundation,” said Jeff Glass, Co-Owner of Boyds. for more information and store hours.

“I’d like to thank all of the Philadelphia businesses and their owners in advance for their support of Police Appreciation Month,” said Robert J. Ciaruffoli, President of the Philadelphia Police Foundation. “We are constantly looking for ways to make a difference in the lives of our men and women in blue. Any monies raised will go towards making a positive impact on the Philadelphia Police Department.”