The Foxboro Police Department, in partnership with Patriot Place businesses, launched a new summer program last week to offer rewards to kids spotted doing good deeds.
The police department teamed up with Cupcake Charlie’s and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt on the Good Samaritan program, which started during Patriot Place’s School’s Out for Summer Celebration last week.
During the event, police officers Frank Azevedo, William Monterroso and Lt. Scott Austin handed out Foxboro Police-themed temporary tattoos and “You’ve Been Caught” cards.
The program aims to recognize kids doing good deeds in Foxboro throughout the summer. For example, when a police officer sees children wearing their helmets, using a crosswalk, recycling or doing any other good deed, the officer will give that person a reward card.
These rewards are good for either a free cupcake at Cupcake Charlie’s or a free frozen yogurt Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. The coupons will be valid until Sept. 2.
The program celebrates kids who are demonstrating Good Samaritan values.
“By being on their best behavior, kids will have a chance to get a reward card,” said Patriot Place Marketing Director Diana Griffin. ”
Austin said when Patriot Place approached Foxboro Police with the idea for the program, it was an easy decision to participate.
“We are promoting good behavior and rewarding acts of kindness through our department and the businesses at Patriot Place,” he said. “It’s something we are happy to be a part of and will be rewards that are sporadic all throughout the summer. We are looking forward to creating strong relationships with the kids in the area.”