We will have our annual “Shop with Cops” events on Thursday, December 8th and Thursday, December 15th starting at 5 PM at Walmart in Yulee. Last year, Christmas was merrier for 209 Nassau County youngsters who participated in the program with deputies and correctional officers from the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.
Shop with Cops pairs the officers with children, chosen by guidance counselors at Nassau County Schools, with officers who treat them to a spirited day of shopping. The program creates a positive bond between the kids and officers. It puts a smile on the faces of those kids in our community who need it. It is important that they have positive interactions with law enforcement officers, and it also lifts up our spirits knowing that we have done something worthwhile for our youth. We even allow our deputies families to participate with them to show them that giving back to our community is important.
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. We look forward to participating in this event every year, and we are 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 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 our Shop with Cops program please contact Lawanna Ware, Treasurer, at (904) 548-4018 or at the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office 76001 Bobby Moore Circle, Yulee, Florida 32097. All donations are tax deductible.