A local law enforcement agency is teaming up with 7-Eleven to continue the annual Operation Chill community service program.
The Abington Township Police Department will be distributing 200 free Slurpees to kids for committing good deeds. This event will continue during the summer months and back-to-school season.
For the 22nd year, the popular convenience store chain is teaming up with police departments to distribute up to 1.33 million free Slurpee coupons.
"We are always looking for ways to help our officers build strong relationships in the community," Abington Police Deputy Chief, Patrick Molloy said.
These coupons are being rewarded for young people who are seen helping another person, deterring crime, or participating in a community or police-sponsored event.
Each reward can be redeemed for one small Slurpee drink at participating 7-Eleven stores.
"Year after year, Operation Chill is our most popular community service program," Mark Stinde, Vice President of Asset Protection for 7-Eleven, said. "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."
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The program was started in Philadelphia in 1995 and has since expanded to numerous cities across the country. Since the inception of Operation Chill, over 19 million free Slurpees have been distributed by law enforcement agencies.
"Operation Chill makes it easy to interact with kids in a positive way," Molloy said. "This is a great partnership between 7-Eleven and our police department."