NCSO Charities, Inc. Shop with a Cop A Success
Yulee, Fla. – Christmas was merrier for 180 Nassau County youngsters who participated in Shop with a Cop on Dec. 11th at the Yulee Wal-Mart and December 18th at the Yulee Target stores with deputies and correctional officers from the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office and troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol.
Shop with a Cop pairs the officers with children from low-income families with officers who treat them to a spirited day of shopping. The program creates a positive bond between the kids and officers.
“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. “I look forward to participating in this event every year and I am very proud of the officers 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 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, Target, and individual donors; Chick-fil-A provided food at both events.
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.