Shop with a Cop pairs officers with children who treat them to a spirited day of shopping. The program creates a positive bond between the kids and officers. This year’s events will take place on Thursday, December 6, 2018 and Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the Yulee Walmart beginning at 5 PM and will connect with over 350 children and families in our community.
“Nothing embraces the Christmas spirit more than watching children select the toys and books on their wish lists and making sure they have clothes and other necessities,” said Sheriff Bill Leeper. “We look forward to participating in this event every year and I am very proud of the officers and civilian employees who volunteer their time to make this day special for these children.”
Each child is allotted $100, half of which they must spend on necessities like clothing, shoes, school supplies, and other needs. The other half is reserved for toys, movies and other fun items.
The event is made possible by the support of NCSO Charities, Inc. (which holds fundraising events throughout the year), Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance Foundation, Inc., Wal-Mart, the Everett P. Pope Marine Corps League of Nassau County, and other individual donors.
NCSO Charities, Inc. is a Florida Not For Profit Corporation established to organize, promote, and sponsor charitable missions and events in Nassau County. The mission of NCSO Charities, Inc. is summarized in its slogan: Nurturing Community Safety through Outreach. To donate to Shop with a Cop please contact Lawanna Ware, Treasurer, at (904) 548-4018. All donations are tax deductible.