The purpose of the event is to foster positive relationships between youth and officers of Washington Township. Young children, K - 6th grade are selected each year during the end-of-the-year holiday season to shop at one of the local area stores to purchase gifts for members of their immediate family. Each child is given a small amount of money to spend, depending on the size of the child's immediate family. Approximately 1-2 children are assigned to each police personnel, who then escorts them around the store and assists in selecting appropriate gifts for each family member. The children are told, and understand, that the money is not for personal use and must only be spent on family members. After shopping, the children will eat with the officers, wrap their gifts, and continue to get to know the police officers. Any local business wishing to become a sponsor for this event please contact Officer Gary Egizi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone who wishes to make a donation privately may also contact Officer Egizi or may donate utilizing the below "Donate" link. All donations and sponsorships will be utilized to benefit local children during the holidays. Donations submitted before December 1, 2017 will be utilized to benefit local families for the 2017 Holiday season.
Thank you to all of our private donations, corporate partnerships and business sponsors to make Shop with a Cop successful.