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On Sunday, December 7th, 2014, starting at 9:30am, law enforcement officers from Middleton, Monona, City of Madison, Town of Madison, UW Madison, Oregon, Waunakee and the Dane County Sheriff's Office will come together for the 14th annual Shop With a Cop program.
Officers from these departments volunteer their time to assist economically disadvantaged children during the holiday season. In an effort to make the holidays a positive experience for all area youth, a police officer accompanies each child to Target East where each child is given a $175 credit to spend on holiday shopping for their families.
The primary goal of the program is to allow each child the opportunity to shop for their family members, however, they are also allowed to purchase a gift for themselves. After shopping, the group will travel to the VFW on Lakeside Street in Madison where the children wrap their gifts and enjoy soda and pizza provided by Little Caesar's Pizza.
In the past, families who have participated in the program have been very pleased with the program. Shop With a Cop allows children to interact with police officers in a positive environment, while giving them a sense of satisfaction to be able to give gifts they may not normally be able to afford to their family members.
To find out more about Shop With a Cop – Dane County or to make an online donation, you can visit www.shopwithacopdanecounty.org [www.shopwithacopdanecounty.org] . You can also send or drop off a check payable to SHOP WITH A COP to any of the participating law enforcement agencies any Madison Credit Union. Shop With a Cop – Dane County is a 501(c)(3), non-profit agency.
Contact Information: Officer Jill Tutaj Community Awareness Officer 608-824-7323 firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] MiddletonPD.com [http://www.middletonpd.com]