Benson Shop With A Cop Program
where life long memories are made
At Valley Vista RV Park, volunteers and the officers helped the children gift wrap their presents. Officers established a positive relationship with the children by playing the important role of mentor, and that morning so many hearts were forever touched.
In patrol cars with lights flashing and sirens blaring, the officers and children then proceeded to Walmart and were escorted to Santa Claus for pictures. With carts rolling up and down the aisles, the officers and children went shopping for princess dolls, dresses and Barbies or Action Figures and board games to name a few items.
On December 4, eighteen officers and children met at the Benson school parking lot to be paired together. Each officer then drove his or her child to Benson's Lions Club for a hot breakfast.
Selection of the children came from the referrals from schools, ministers, officers and other agencies. Preference was given to those who may have had or witnessed a negative contact with law enforcement officers through a parent or sibling's involvement with the justice system. SWAC is made possible by donations from the community. We thank the many volunteers who donated their time to help.
We understand there are many wonderful organizations helping others during the holidays and hope you will please consider donating to such a worthwhile program as Shop with a Cop.
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