A message from retired Cape Coral Police Chief Jay Murphy:
“The children of Cape Coral represent the future of our city. It never ceases to amaze me, the stories of selfless acts of kindness and good behavior exhibited by our kids. Often putting the needs of others first and sacrificing personal comforts, these young people serve as an inspiration to us all.
Our ‘Do the Right Thing’ program provides an opportunity to showcase these children and their remarkable acts. The monthly ceremony shines a bright light on the youth of Cape Coral as well their exemplary behavior and serves to inspire their peers to make the right choices in life and to help others as well.
I urge you to be on the lookout for the youth of our community leading by example, helping others, and simply doing the right thing. And if you see a young person who you think should be recognized for their efforts, please nominate them for a ‘Do the Right Thing’ award. You can do so right here on our website.
Thank you for your commitment to making Cape Coral a great place to live.”
Do you know a student who:
• helps an older neighbor with chores?
• writes letters to military personnel?
• picks up litter on the beach?
• visits the children’s ward at the hospital?
• helps a new classmate who is having a hard time?
• collects toys for underprivileged children?
• teaches safety to younger children?
• shows concern for wildlife?
• acted quickly in an emergency?
• mows the lawn at church?
• has taken on a cause which he/she feels strongly about?
• took the time to learn someone else’s culture?
• earns money or gives of themselves for a worthy cause?
• serves as a role model for others?
Nominate a student now! Click the link below to download the Do The Right Thing Nomination Form:
Do The Right Thing Nomination Form (PDF)
Do The Right Thing, Inc. is a non-profit corporation operating under the City of Cape Coral Police Department dedicated to recognizing students within the community who are doing good things. All students nominated are “winners” and receive a certificate and other prizes. Each month our Board of Directors selects some of those students to honor publicly at a special ceremony attended by family friends, police officers, and community members.
To build self-esteem in our youth by reinforcing socially desirable behavior.
To foster positive relations between the police department and students by building bridges of trust, understanding, and civic responsibility.
To allow the residents of the City of Cape Coral to see the positive actions of our young citizens and demonstrate that “good kids” are newsworthy.
To allow the community the opportunity to publicly thank our youth for their achievements.
Special thanks to our Corporate Sponsors and prize contributors:
Businesses throughout our community offer terrific gifts for our young citizens. Trophies, pizzas and gift cards are just some of the many prizes awarded. Our corporate sponsors andprize contributors are the backbone of our program.
Ecological Laboratories, Publix Supermarkets Charities, F.O.S. Furniture, Fraternal Order of Police, Cape Coral Professional Fire Fighters, Wal-Mart, Cape Coral Social Club, Fuccillo KIA, Wine & Roses, Cheetah Printing & Signs, Moorings Seafood Restaurant, Ice Cream Club, Great American Cookies, Chick-Fil-A, McDonald’s, Iragazzi Pizza, Anthony’s on the Blvd, Starbucks
The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 33 joins Do The Right Thing to award scholarships to high school seniors. Applications can be found in the Cape Coral high schools or online at www.collegescholarship4u.com or by clicking on the link below to download an application form:
Do The Right Thing Scholarship Application Form (PDF)
Congratulations to our three 2018 Do The Right Thing Scholarship Winners:
Jocelyn Arroy – Cape Coral High School
Kaylee Ayres – Cape Coral High School
Hope Lepley – North Ft. Myers High School
Special thanks to Personal Touch Banquet & Catering for sponsoring our 20th Annual “Do The Right Thing Scholarship” Luncheon honoring Jocelyn, Kaylee and Hope this afternoon.
For more information about the Do The Right Thing program:
Cape Coral Police DepartmentP.O. Box 150027Cape Coral, FL 33915Attn: Do The Right ThingPhone: 239-242-3342