This summer, Glendora Police Officers and Community Services Officers will be dispensing well-deserved Slurpee® justice to good kids in Glendora. For the 23rd year, 7-Eleven® is working with local police and sheriff’s departments to distribute free Slurpee® drink coupons to children and youth through its popular Operation Chill® community-service program.
During 2018, 7-Eleven will issue up to 1.4 million Slurpee coupons to almost 1,100 law enforcement agencies; 300 of which will be distributed in Glendora, mostly during the summer months.
“We strive to continue supporting ways to help our officers build strong relationships in the community,” said Lisa Rosales, Chief of Police. “Operation Chill makes it easy to interact with youth in a positive way. This is a great investment for 7-Eleven and for us; we are pleased that this partnership enables us to continuously engage with young people.”
Police Departments use the Slurpee coupons to enhance relationships with the young people of their cities by rewarding them for good deeds, constructive activities and acts of kindness. Appropriate “offenses” might include helping someone, deterring crime or participating in a community- or police-sponsored event. Although the reasons for being “ticketed” are varied, the end result is the same for every youngster: a free Slurpee drink and a smile for being a good kid. Each coupon can be redeemed for a small Slurpee drink at participating 7-Eleven stores, which include both 7-11 stores in our city.
Since the program’s inception in 1995, more than 19 million Operation Chill coupons have been distributed to hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country in areas where 7-Eleven operates stores.
“Year after year, Operation Chill is our most popular community service program,” said Mark Stinde, vice president of asset protection for 7-Eleven. “Kids love Slurpee drinks, and police officers love having a reason to approach kids and surprise them with a Slurpee coupon as a reward for doing something good. And we, at 7-Eleven, love helping them make those important connections in the community.”
7-Eleven’s Slurpee® chbeverage has generational appeal with slurpers both young and old. More than a half-million Slurpee drinks are purchased each day during the summer at 7-Eleven stores across the country.