Shop With A Cop is a one-on-one experience designed to have uniformed officers spend a day with CT 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.

This year we were so excited to announce, we teamed up with Target for 2 Shop With A Cop dates! Target in Southington hosted on December 9th and Target in Milford hosted the event on December 10th. Various local and state law enforcement officers volunteered their time to give a child an unforgettable shopping experience. The event begins with a meet and greet dinner where the officer and children shared a meal while getting to know each other. After spending time together, the children participated in a law enforcement procession with flashing lights and sirens to Target. At the store, the police officers helped the children shop for themselves, their family, as well as a child from the community where the police officer serves.

 For the Southington location, Lincoln College of New England hosted the meet and greet party while Outback Steakhouse generously was the food sponsor. In Milford, the meet and greet party was held at Bear and Grill Restaurant in Orange. 

Thank you to all sponsors, participating police officers, donors, and volunteers who made our 2014 Shop With A Cop a huge success!  It is with your support that we are able to make a difference in children’s lives.

Photo Gallery for Southington and Milford located here.

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