Shop with a Cop

On Saturday Dan and I headed to the city of L. in order to volunteer for Shop with a Cop.  About 30 kids attended the event. The reason for this event is to help kids that have been identified in the community that might be struggling financially.  It also is to build good relationships between the youth and officers.

We first went out to eat with the kids at Bob Evans and then we went over to the local Walmart to do some shopping.  Each child was allowed $150 shopping spree.  They first had to get things that they needed such as coats, gloves, boots, etc. Then they could get one toy with their left over money.  Dan and I were in charge of two children ages 2 and 3.  They were super cute!

This was after breakfast.  The kids got to ride in Dan's police car over to Walmart.  They were very unsure about this and once all the officers put their sirens on the tears started to roll :(

Getting ready for a group picture!

All the kids and the police officers.

Getting ready to shop till we drop!

Doing their shopping :)

Dan and I both had a great time.  Both kids were really good even though there was a little bit of a language barrier.  We left knowing that two kids were going to have a great Christmas that may not have otherwise.  This is a great program and I'm grateful I got to be a part of it.

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