Shop with a Cop seeks donations
As we enjoy the lovely fall weather, I would like to ask you to look ahead to the Christmas season. The Spanish Fork City Police Department is currently making preparations to coordinate the 25th Annual Shop With A Cop Program which will take place on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Spanish Fork K-Mart.
The Shop With A Cop Program involves law enforcement officers from all agencies in Utah County, donating their time to take a group of children on a Christmas shopping spree. Children are selected by referrals from social service agencies. Donated gift cards are provided to each child who then select Christmas gifts for their family members while shopping at K-Mart.
The children are paired with uniformed law enforcement officers who travel with the children in their police vehicles to the Festival of Lights. After traveling through the Festival of Lights the children and officers travel to a local school where breakfast is prepared and served. Upon completion of breakfast the officers and children return to K-Mart where the Christmas shopping spree begins.
In order to provide a successful program, Shop With A Cop needs sponsorship. The goal for 2014 is to take at least 150 children shopping. I am asking that you consider making a donation to the Shop With A Cop program to help Utah County Law Enforcement Officers make Christmas a little more enjoyable for these children and their families.
We are also in need of volunteers to wrap packages on the morning of December 13th. If you are available to volunteer your time please contact the K-Mart Service Desk at 801-798-9856.
To help sponsor our program, please make checks payable to “K-Mart Shop With A Cop” and mail to Lieutenant Matt Johnson, C/O Spanish Fork City Police Department, 789 West Center Street, Spanish Fork, Utah, 84660. For non-monetary donations or further information, please contact Lieutenant Johnson at 801-804-4722. E-mail email@example.com.