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For Our City Maricopa - Shop with a Cop

Each year for the last 4 years MPD has held a Shop With A Cop Event. For Our City Maricopa has been the organization that MPD wanted to partner with to handle the fundraising needs of this program. This partnership has raised over $20,000 in the past 3 years and provided 101 at risk children with a wonderful holiday shopping experience.

For Our City Maricopa has 2nd annual "Shop with a Cop"



The city’s second annual Shop with a Cop event gave 47 children ages 6 to 12 the opportunity to buy Christmas gifts for themselves and family members. The number of kids surpassed last year’s inaugural event of 16 children.The nonprofit group For Our City Maricopa exceeded its fundraising goal of $6,000 for the event. Eric Lacz, director of the group, said members were able to raise $10,700. The nonprofit originally set a goal of taking 35 kids, but the number went up with the extra funds.

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For Our City Maricopa community Thanksgiving dinner


By Jacqueline Solis

By Christia Gibbons


Mayor Christian Price invited members of the Maricopa Chamber of Commerce Thursday to lend a hand and join in on the city’s first For Our City Maricopa community Thanksgiving dinner.

The dinner – open to the public – will be Nov. 22 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and comes through the combined efforts of For Our City Maricopa, local churches and organizations.

The public is asked to RSVP to the dinner by Monday by calling 520-568-4605 or emailing

For Our City Maricopa has 2nd annual Community Thanksgiving dinner

Maricopa residents are invited to join in a Thanksgiving potluck Thursday.  The second annual community Thanksgiving will be 10 a.m. to noon at Rotary Park, 44240 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway.

Councilman Leon Potter was responsible for coordinating the event being sponsored by For Our City Maricopa. Potter said everyone in the community is invited. Bringing a dish is encouraged, but not required.

“The idea is to enjoy the company of others and to know there are other people around,” Potter said. “It’s to meet new people, neighbors, organizations and be aware of what’s going on in the city.”

Mayor Christian Price said last year’s organizers became too busy with other projects and there was some doubt there would be a community event this year. Potter was recruited to make it happen, he said.

The potluck will include live entertainment from singers Lil Contrera, who will sing patriotic songs, and Teddie Morrow who will focus on gospel and R&B music.

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