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9th Annual Shop with a Cop Event

Post Date:10/31/2019

 9TH ANNUAL “SHOP WITH A COP”

QUAKERTOWN BOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SURROUNDING LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

QUAKERTOWN, PA: On Thursday, December 12th, 2019 Quakertown Borough Police Department in partnership with surrounding law enforcement agencies will host their 9th annual Shop with a Cop at the Quakertown Walmart at 5pm. Shop with a Cop is a national program pairing police officers with children to afford them a better Christmas. This program is geared towards children at the elementary level in the Quakertown School District who are faced with life challenges such as homelessness, economic shortcomings, military deployment, and other hardships.

Shop with a Cop was developed in December 2011 with 14 children, and due to growing support of the local community and businesses, the program was able to provide 120 children with a brighter holiday in 2018. Each child is allotted a $150.00 gift card to purchase gifts for themselves and their family members. Our goal in 2019 is to be able to bring holiday cheer to another 120 children in need while building stronger relationship between families and police departments.

The Quakertown Borough Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications until Friday, November 29th to participate in this program. Applications can be found at www.quakertown.org/SWAC. Eligible applicants must be between the ages of 5-13 years old and from the Quakertown School District or referred to the program by a partnering Police Department. Eligible families also have been faced with a life challenge. Applications will be reviewed by the Shop with a Cop Committee then notified of the status of the application.

For additional information on how to participate or what you can do to help, please contact Ashton Rosenberger, Recreation Coordinator at 215-536-5001 x136 or arosenberger@quakertown.org. Thank you in advance for the support!