Annual Shop-With-A- Cop Program Brings Christmas Cheer to Greece Children

By on December 13, 2018

The 20th Annual Shop-With-A-Cop Program is hosted by the Greece Police Uniformed Patrolmen’s Association. Officer William Murray, the program coordinator, works directly with the school administrators and counselors from the 12 Greece Elementary Schools to help predetermine underprivileged children who go shopping with Greece Police Officers at the local Walmart and enjoy a fun filled day. 

The elementary aged kids are given a fixed dollar amount to spend on toys and clothing for Christmas. During the event kids are also provided breakfast, one on one time with Santa, lunch and craft time. The program is paid for with proceeds from the Union’s Annual Golf Tournament and with the help of corporate sponsors. 

The purpose of the Shop-With-A Cop program is to help foster the relationships between children in the community and the police officers, as well as to help make the kids holiday brighter. 

This year  37 Greece children benefited from the program which took place on December 8, 2018 at the Dewey Avenue Walmart. 

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