Shop With A Cop is a one-on-one experience designed to have uniformed officers spend a day with underprivileged children while socializing, shopping, and providing guidance during the holiday season. The children will shop for their family as well as a children’s organization from the community where the police officer serves. This unique shopping experience for the children is an opportunity that deters them for choosing a life of crime or violence. The participating children are identified by schools, youth organizations, and social services agencies.

On December 9th, various local and state law enforcement officers will volunteer their time to give a child an unforgettable shopping experience. The event begins with a meet and greet dinner where the officer and children share a meal while getting to know each other. After spending time together, the children participate in a law enforcement procession with flashing lights and sirens to Target in Southington. At the store, the police officers help the children shop for themselves, their family, as well as a child from the community where the police officer serves.

Thank you  to all sponsors, police officers, donors, volunteers, and everyone else who participated  in Shop with a Cop 2013 and made it such a huge success! It is with your support that we are looking forward to making this an annual program and making a difference in children’s lives.

For more information, contact Kelly at info@thereachfoundation.org